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Re: Tex Blast
> Someone recommended that I use Tex-Blast sand blasting sand to mix with
> flourite. Where would I find this sand? In a fish store (I've never seen
> it there)? Hardware store? home depot place?
Tex-Blast may be hard to find as far away as Rhode Island. If you want to
find it, look in the yellow pages under "sand blasting supplies". Being a
natural silica-based sand, it has been dropped from most inventories because
of health concerns. Some pool supply stores now carry it as a filter sand.
They have re-organized the name and it is now known as "Blast-Tex" or some
such thing. There are a lot of other sands that are cheaper in Rhode Island,
simply because of the shipping costs all the way across the country.
Silicon-carbide blasting medium works well, but is a bit spendy. Other
pool-filter sands can also be used, if you find one with an esthetically
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