Kelowna Sand and Gravel Blog Recap – 2022!

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2022 is coming to an end and Kelowna Sand and Gravel is brining you a rewind on the year’s content! With only one more month to go, we are rapidly approaching the new year! In lieu of this, we thought it would be fitting to write a year-end recap of all of the blog content we’ve written over the last year. This way, you can catch up on any missed content. Follow along below to see what we’ve written over the course of 2022.

Kelowna Sand and Gravel Blog Articles of 2022.

To begin our content for the year, our January article focused on all of the ways that you can get a top-quality lawn with a little bit of sand. In the following month, we wrote about retaining walls and all of the reasons you might want to invest in one. In March and April, we discussed the uses of sand and gravel to mitigate flooding, help with drainage, and reduce the risk of erosion. These articles were both done following the natural disasters happening in B.C. at the time. 

As the weather got warmer in May, we focused our writing on the uses of gravel in your yard. By June, we talked about the ways you can build a retaining wall with rock at our quarry! Moreover, in July, we went over how to prepare for a rock delivery. For the month of August, we discussed the ways that you can solve drainage issues with gravel

We kicked off fall with an article written in September about the many uses of sand. In addition, our October blog post was centred around paver repair with sand. Finally, in November we wrote about the sand you need in order to build a pool

For more information about Kelowna sand and gravel, contact us today! We look forward to working with you in the new year. Be sure to check out our blog in case you missed any articles from this year. Happy holidays everyone!

Why You Need Pool Sand in Kelowna.

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During the hot Kelowna summer, having a pool is a great way to keep cool. Especially on those forty-degree days. By doing some of the groundwork of building your own pool, you end up saving lots of money. And, you still get to reap the benefits of a refreshing pool. Before you begin constructing your own pool, you’ll need to source some of the necessary materials. One of the most important things you’ll need is sand. Follow along below to learn more about pool sand in Kelowna and why it is crucial when constructing a pool. 

The Importance of Pool Sand in Kelowna for Your Pool.

Sand is a vital element in building a pool. This is because it ensures that your pool has a level, stable foundation. Furthermore, if you are constructing an above-ground pool, the sand will protect the liner from being torn. When choosing a type of sand, you’ll want to go with something fine. Any rocks or pebbles in the sand could cause damage over time. Because of this, you’ll want to choose a variety of sand like masonry sand (mortar sand), or concrete sand. 

Next, you’ll need to determine how much sand you need. In general, a two to three-inch base of sand is sufficient. So, if you had a pool that was 15 feet by 36 feet and 7 feet deep, you’d need about 3,780 cubic feet of sand (for an above-ground pool).

For more information about pool sand in Kelowna, contact us today. Sand is an important part of many construction projects. Find out more about our selection of sand and gravel on our website now! We’d be happy to help you find the materials you need. Check out our blog again next month for more sand and gravel content! We look forward to supplying you in the near future.