Sandpit Maintenance

folding bench sandpit
sandpit maintenance
Sandpit Maintenance



1.) Paint your sandpit with a sealer.

I highly recommend that you invest in a quality sealer to protect the wood from the sun. It should be a water repellent sealer with insecticide and fungicide properties.

Understand water drainage during the rainy season.

2.)The sand is going to get wet one way or another.

With this in mind, you should select a final position where there is proper drainage. If you are fortunate to have a big tree to put it under then that is the first prize. The tree will provide well-needed shade from the sun and it will give the sandpit some relief when there is a heavy downpour. If the sand gets wet then leave the lid open and loosen the sand to allow it to breathe and dry out.

3.)What to put in the sand.

There are two common sandpit maintenance theories. The most popular one is coarse sea salt. Sprinkle a cup of salt into the sand and mix thoroughly with your hands. White vinegar is also very popular. This will detour the bugs and insects from making their home in your sandpit.

4.)Remove toys and debris every day

You need to do this religiously. Furthermore, toys get mouldy, cats will do their business in here and germs will flourish. If the toys get mouldy then try and scrub them with kitchen or industrial cleaner.

5.)Get a waterproof PVC cover made

This is a good option if you are not able to keep the sand consistently dry. Get in touch with us and request a quote for a cover. The price is around R750.00


6.)Replace the sand every 6 months 

We supply specifically prepared Silica sand in bags. This is a very good idea especially for schools and public areas where there is a high volume of traffic. Get in touch if you would like to order some sand or a sealer for your sandbox.

Visit our sandbox page to view the full range Kids Sandboxes and Sandpits


By Julian