The Sandbox Calculator answers three questions:
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INSTRUCTIONS: Every kid likes playing in a sandbox. But before they can play, the sandbox has to be bought or built and then filled with sand. If the sand is on a porch, it may also be good to know how much it will weigh. The Sandbox calculator has the following equations to provide this information:
One should always use local pricing when available. Typically a bag of play sand is 1/2 a cubic foot, so twice the price will give you the local unit price for a cubic foot of play sand. However, for convenience, vCalc performs a periodic survey of commodities such as play sand. The most recent play sand survey was as follows:
Good play sand is different than sands used in other purposes in at least two ways. First, it is washed to remove chemicals and particulates that could be a health hazard. Second, it is sifted to a consistency good for children's play. Play sand typically comes in bags of about 50lbs that hold a half of a cubic foot of sand.