Vitroclean recycled glass is a direct replacement for silica sand. Using our proprietary milling technology, we remove contaminates to produce a clean, high quality filter media. Vitroclean offers you the safest, most reliable and cost effective way to upgrade your sand filter system.
Vitroclean installs in any standard sand media filter. No sharp edges or hazardous crystalline silica dust. We recommend the use of Vitroclean Pebble in the bottom of the filter to cover the laterals. This is critical, especially on larger filters to insure proper diffusion and flow.
Vitroclean lasts 50% longer than typical silica sand. Doesn't clump or channel like silica sand – 100% of the filter bed fluidizes for the life of the media. Does not require a special 'recharging' regime, like zeolite products.
Pool owners quickly see the difference in water clarity. Vitroclean filters substantially better than sand or zeolite. DE quality down to 5 microns without the hassle of DE.
The pools were cleaner, we used fewer chemicals, and the filters ran better. We will never go back to sand. We love the glass! It should be noted that this was the hottest summer in over 10 years and pool use was way up.
— Jason Shamrock, Facilities Manager Heather Ridge Community
Vitroclean is way, way better
— Graham Robb, Maintenance Supervisor Foss Swim School
We are extremely happy. We maintain better water quality with fewer chemicals. The filters operate with less maintenance since they backwash very clean
— Manuel Zuniga, Facilities Manager Illinois Beach Resort & Conference Center & Spa
Specifically engineered for high performance, high demand applications such as water parks and large institutional pools. Vitroclean Aquatic is certified to NSF/ANSI Standard 50 and is approved for use by all major filter manufacturers.
Made from 100% post-consumer container glass. Using our proprietary milling technology, we remove contaminates to produce a clean, high quality filter media.
A replacement for gravel to be used over the laterals. We recommend, but do not require, the use of Vitroclean Pebble or clean pea gravel over the laterals.
40 lbs. of Vitroclean replaces 50 lbs. of sand. Determine the amount of Vitroclean you need by multiplying the amount of sand by 0.80.
Pea Gravel or Vitroclean Pebble is recommended for all filters using more than 200 lbs. of sand. Use enough pea gravel to cover filter laterals. We recommend using 30% Vitroclean Pebble and 70% Vitroclean for best results.
300 lb. filter requires 175 lbs of Vitroclean and 75 lbs Vitroclean Pebble or 250 lbs Vitroclean with pea gravel.
500 lb. filter requires 275 lbs Vitroclean and 125 lbs Vitroclean Pebble or 400 lbs Vitroclean with pea gravel.
(Amounts are rounded for convenience.)
Vitroclean lasts 50% longer than sand. Generally 7 to 10 years.
Since 1996, TriVitro® has been developing innovative recycled glass products that excel in performance and provide safe, environmentally responsible solutions for a variety of applications