Rectangular Sandbox Volume

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The Volume of Sand in a Rectangular Sandbox calculator computes the number of standard bags (0.5 ft³) Sandbox.pngor the total volume in cubic feet of sand to fill a square or rectangular sandbox based on the dimensions. 

INSTRUCTIONS: Choose units and enter the following:

  • (d) This is the depth of sand in the sandbox
  • (w) This is the width of the sandbox
  • (l) This is the length of the sandbox
  • (oC) This is the output choice: either the number of bags of play sand or the total volume.

Volume of Sand (V):  The calculator returns the number of bags of play sand or the cubic feet of play sand.

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If you've never had a sandbox before, there are few things to consider.  First, sandboxes are a lot of fun and can keep your kids busy in a constructive way for long time.  However, they will be covered with sand after playing.  Also, unless your sandbox has a sun cover, your children will get a lot of sun.  Consider generous application of Sun screen.  Also, your sandbox should be porous with the ground.  You don't want water to accumulate in the sand.  Moist sand is fun to play with.  Water saturated sand just gets you wet, and weighs a lot.  Last, but not least, you will want to cover your sandbox at night.  Animals, especially cats, may treat your sandbox as a latrine, and no one wants their children playing in that.