Best sand for sandboxes?
I'm putting together a sandbox for our kids, and I'm wondering what the best sand to use is. Ideally, I'd like something that is:
ÂSoft, pleasant to the touch
ÂMoldable, for building castles, etc.
I understand there may be tradeoffs among these three, but I'm looking for the best overall solution.
I've had some dealers here locally recommend mason's sand (sometimes referred to as brick sand, I believe). Another said that mason's sand is too dusty, and recommended concrete sand.
We need about one ton of it, so I'll probably go with someone who can deliver (as opposed to buying it by the bag at Home Depot, etc.).
(We have a mesh cover to let water in but keep leaves, cats, etc. out. And I'll line the bottom with landscapring cloth.)
Any thoughts or recommendations?