The Clear Solution for Swimming Pools

The proven alternative filter media — over 15 years of success with tens of thousands of installations throughout the world.

Superior Media for Sand Filters

100% Recycled Glass

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.

Safe and Easy to Use

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.

Longer Lasting

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.

Dramatic Improvement in Water Quality

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.

Trust Your Pool With Vitroclean

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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

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Vitroclean is way, way better

— Graham Robb, Maintenance Supervisor Foss Swim School

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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

Solutions for Every Pool Need


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.

Vitroclean Application Rates

Filling Sand Filters with Vitroclean


  1. Determine the amount of media required for your filter based on Vitroclean replacement ratios.
  2. Empty filter and make any needed repairs. Check that laterals in bottom of filter are in good condition
  3. Fill filter half-way with water.
  4. Slowly pour Vitroclean Pebble or pea gravel into filter to cover laterals. Add Vitroclean on top of Pebble/gravel base.
  5. Close filter and backwash until water is clear.

Sand Replacement

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.

Frequency of Replacement

Vitroclean lasts 50% longer than sand. Generally 7 to 10 years.

Quantity of Vitroclean in a Sand Filter

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.
For example:
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.)

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    About Trivitro

    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


    Phone: (888) 301-0181