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Filter Media - Silica Sand 8:16
Product Code: 3409

 10 Pack Pallet (¼ Tonne):   £124.80 Inc VAT and delivery 
 20 Pack Pallet (½ Tonne):   £182.40 Inc VAT and delivery 
 40 Pack Pallet (1 Tonne):   £279.60 Inc VAT and delivery 



Filtration Sand - Grade 8:16 (1-2mm) A coarse grade of silica sand filtration media. Frequently specified for heavy duty industrial, swimming pool, pond and potable water filters.

Pack size: 25kg

Size: 1.0-2.0mm (BS 8:16)

Grading Specification: Max 5% Retained 2.0mm : Max 5% Passing 1.0%mm

Description & Use:
A natural washed and closely graded silica sand suitable for industrial, swimming pool, pond and potable water filters. The sand my either be used alone or as a support layer for finer sands eg 16:30 grade.

Particle Size:
Sieve Size mm % Retained
2.36 0
2.00 1.5
1.7 18
0.71 30.0
0.6 34
1.4 35.5
1.18 29.5
1.0 13.5
Passing 1.0 2.0
Chemical Composition:
SiO2 92.6%
Al2O3 0.8%
Fe2O3 <6.46%
Loss on Ignition 0.64%
Particle Shape Rounded / Sub-Rounded
Specific Gravity 2.65
Bulk Density Approx 1.6kg.m3
Hardness 6-7 on Mohs Scale
Acid Solubility Max 2%

Filtration for Non Filtration Specialists:
Pools, spas and ponds require water to be filtered (and as appropriate disinfected) to provide safe places for recreation and livestock. Poor maintenance can lead to clogged filters which can increase the risk of water borne infection.

Typically water filters contain clean closely graded silica sand often carried on a bed of filter support gravel. A pressure fed sand filter or "high rate" sand filter, which is generally located immediately after the pump will typically remove particles down to 10 microns in size (ten thousands of a millimetre).

Water is pumped under pressure into the top of the filter and leaves at the bottom. On the way through suspended dirt and debris in the water is trapped between the particles of sand.

Sand filters need to be cleaned regularly. By re-directing water back up through the sand bed and out to waste, accumulated dirt is flushed out, this is process is called back washing. Sand filters come with a valve known as a multi-port valve to change the direction of water flow and to facilitate this process.

Sand media needs changing every three to five years, however, also be aware of a phenomena known as channelling. This is where water cuts channels in the sand leading to a loss in filter efficiency an again will require the media to be replaced.

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This product option is supplied packed in safe and easy to handle weatherproof packs stacked on a wooden pallet. Packs are stretch wrapped onto the pallet for added protection and security during delivery.

Pallets are delivered by national couriers and off-loaded onto a level hard-standing using vehicle tail-lift and pallet truck. Please advise during checkout or contact our office if you have specific delivery requirements or concerns.

The immediate product wrapping, pallet stretch wrap and wooden pallet can all be recycled.

Design Specify: 8:16 Silica sand filter media from Specialist Aggregates.

Health & Safety: This silica based sand is not suitable for shot blasting.

Product Code: 3409

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