How to Care for Chlorine Resistant Swimwear

Chlorine resistant swimwear is remarkably durable. It retains its color and elasticity a lot longer than ordinary swimwear, even if you regularly swim in a chlorinated pool. But how do you care for chlorine resistant swimwear? Start by following this simple guide.

1. Rinse your swimwear when you take it off.

Even though your swimwear is chlorine resistant, the chlorine will still slowly cause wear over time. Rinsing the chlorinated water off after each swimming session helps extend the life of your swimwear.

When you finish swimming and change back into your street clothes, just give your swimwear a quick rinse. Use cold water, as this is gentlest on the fabric. You can rinse the swimwear in a sink, or even just hold it under the shower water for a minute. Some people even like to shower off with their swimwear still on. This way, you rinse the pool water out of the swimwear and off your own body. Do not use soap or shampoo on the swimwear. These products are great for human skin, but not always for fabric.

2. Use a chlorine removing rinse, when possible.

If you have the time, use some chlorine remover when rinsing out your swimwear. These products are designed to extract more chlorine than water alone. Solomar Suit Saver is a great product to try. It removes 99.9% of chlorine from your suit, and each container holds enough for 50 rinses. Toss a bottle in your pool bag so you'll always have it on-hand. 

3. Bring your suit home in a polyester bag.

How do you transport your damp bathing suit home? Wrapping it in a towel or a cover-up might seem convenient at the time, but this can cause your bathing suit to attract lint. Instead, invest in a soft polyester bag. After you rinse your suit, toss it inside this bag to transport it home. The polyester won't give off lint, and it won't rub on and damage your bathing suit. 

4. Wash your bathing suit from time to time.

As long as you rinse the bathing suit out after every swim and use a chlorine remover with most rinses, you don't need to fully wash the suit too often. In fact, washing your swimwear in a washing machine after every use will be hard on the fabric, sometimes causing it to wear prematurely.

Washing your swimwear every few uses is sufficient. Use the gentle setting on your washing machine, and wash and rinse in cold water. You can add some mild detergent to your washer, but don't use bleach or any other harsh additives. Either hang your bathing suit out to air dry, or tumble it dry on low.

5. Don't sit on rough surfaces.

If you wear your swimwear into a hot tub, or even into a pool with benches, make sure the area you sit on is smooth. Even chlorine resistant swimwear can get caught on rough concrete benches, causing it to tear or pill. (Tearing and pilling is not covered under the H20 Wear 1-year warranty.) Even once you get out of the pool, pay attention to where you sit. Sitting only on smooth surfaces will help prevent physical damage to your swimwear.

Chlorine resistant swimwear, like that from H20 Wear, is really tough. However, it is not impervious to damage. Follow the tips above to take great care of your swimwear. If you're looking for some new swimwear, browse the selections on our website. We offer a wide range of colors, styles, and patterns for swimmers like you.



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