Playground Sand - Pricing

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Playground Sand - Pricing
Variable Instructions Datatype
`(V)"Volume of playground sand."` Enter the volume of play sand. Decimal (ft³)
`(uP)"Price per one cubic foot of play sand"` Enter the unit price of play sand (see below) Decimal (USD)
2 variables
KurtHeckman.Playground Sand - Pricing

The Cost of Play Sand calculator computes the price of a volume (V) of play sand.PlaySandBag.jpg

INSTRUCTIONS: Choose your preferred units and enter the following:

  • (V) The volume of play sand (e.g. 4 cubic feet)
  • (uP) The unit price of a cubic foot of play sand (see Unit Pricing below).  This is typically the price of two bags of play sand.

Total Cost of Play Sand: The calculator performs all of the unit conversions and returns the total cost in U.S. dollars.  However, this can be automatically converted to other currency units via the pull-down menu.

Unit Pricing

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:

  • Store: HomeDepot
  • Date: 1/13/17
  • Unit Price per Cubic Foot:  $8.6 USD/ft³

See the Sandbox Calculator for more tools for computing play sand.