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.
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.
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 Equation
40 lbs. of Vitroclean replaces 50 lbs. of sand.
Determine the amount of Vitroclean you need by multiplying the amount of sand needed x .80
Example: 50lbs x.80 = 40lbs- So a filter that would use 600lbs of sand: 600lbs x.80 = 480lbs /50 (bag size) = 9.60 bags or 10 bags.
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.
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.)