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Filter Sand

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Filter Sand


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Filter Sand

Product Overview

Supplied in 25kg bags in 2 grades

  • 0.4mm to 0.8mm
  • 0.8mm to 1.25mm

Typical Applications

  • Automatic backwashing water filters
  • Swimming pool filtration
  • General water filter media applications


For larger quantities bulk discounts are available, please contact us for further details.

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Filter Sand is a granular filter material containing mainly SIO² and is used for the treatment of potable and industrial waters for the filtration of suspended solids and removal of turbidity.

It can also be used in conjunction with anthracite to improve filter runs.

This product and grade of sand is usually packed in 25kg bags for easy handling, However tonne bags or bulk quantities can be supplied.

All our sand is triple washed to ensure clean running of water filter once installed or replaced.

Our service department will be happy to give you a quotation for removal of your old filter media and replacing with new.

Filtration sand or filter sand functions.

Primarily the filtration media acts as a barrier so fine particles can pass through the filter vessel but will hold back the bigger particles within the filter system.
The roughness of the outside edge of the filter sand traps fine particles and stops them flowing through the filter.

The water filter can then be backwashed removing the particles from the sand and flushing it down to drain. Once the sand is clean the water filter would then return back to its service position giving clean filtered water.