As we head into the cooler month, swimming often heads away from the beach and to the public heated pool (or a hot tub if you're lucky!). After we've spent hours shopping for our favorite bikinis, we want to make sure we are taking care of them properly, right? It’s an investment in your wardrobe and your wallet when you make an extra effort to extend the lifespan of your clothing.
When it comes to swimsuits, they are subject to some intense elements on a daily basis. From sun exposure and salt, to the chlorine in pools, swimwear needs a little tender love and care to ensure it’s being preserved properly.
For the purposes of this blog, we’re going to look at how chlorine, specifically, affects swimwear. It’s better you be-in-the-know so you can do everything you can to preserve your new bikinis. Let’s check it out below.
How Does Chlorine Affect Swimwear?
The main reason chlorine is placed in pools, hot tubs, etc. today is because it keeps bacteria from growing in the water. No one wants to get into a hotel pool that has green sludge at the bottom of it. That’s why, oftentimes, public pools and hot tubs are filled with even more chlorine than you will find at someone’s private pool. It’s relatively harmless to your health; however, it can have some side effects on your swimwear.
When your swimwear is subject to chlorine on a regular basis, the following two things can happen to it:
Tips to help prevent chlorine ruining your swimwear
Thankfully, you have a few options for preserving the lifespan of your swimwear if you plan to get in pools often:
If you put in a little extra effort to preserve your bikinis, you are going to notice a huge difference in the vibrancy and elasticity over time. One of the best ways to avoid wearing the same suit every time you swim is to check out our Fused Hawaii mix and match bikinis. Give your swimsuit pieces a rest every now and then.