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Avoiding Chlorine Swimsuit Damage

Chlorine can damage swimsuits and make colors fade fast and fabrics wear quicker. Avoid chlorine damage and keep your swimsuit in top shape for water aerobics with these tips.

Whether lounging in the pool, enjoying water aerobics or swimming laps, chlorine damage to swimsuits can degrade the fabric of your swimwear. Chlorine is a necessity to kill pathogens in or to make swimming pools a safe and enjoyable place to swim. However, fabric degradation from chlorine can make the swimsuits fade and become less elastic, making that perfect swimsuit look tattered and old before you have gotten the most out of the swimsuit. Chlorine resistant swimwear is the most ideal solution for keeping your swimsuit looking new.

To avoid chlorine swimsuit damage, the first step is to make sure to shower after swimming. Not only will a post-shower swim rinse chlorine and other chemicals off the outside of your swimsuit, it will also do the same for skin and hair. After showering, the swimsuit should be rinsed with cold water to remove some of the remaining chlorine contaminants that could cause damage later on. The swimsuit should finally be properly washed with cold water and detergent as the last step to remove any remaining chemicals lingering on the swimsuit.

All these tips for swimsuit care should help resist the fading and wearing effects of chlorine, but purchasing a high-quality swimsuit made of chlorine resistant fabric is one of the most important first steps you can do to avoid chlorine swimsuit damage. Chlorine-resistant fabrics are treated specifically to combat the harmful effects of chlorine on your new swimsuit so that you do not have to discard that perfect suit halfway through the water aerobics course or after the big summer vacation.

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