Many people do not know how to properly take care of their swimwear. Furthermore, it’s common for people to overlook or simply disregard the washing and care instructions found on the inside tags. This almost always leads to the wearer’s disappointment and/or dissatisfaction. Whether you spend 50 or 500 dollars on a swimsuit, taking care of your swimwear the right way is completely fundamental to its longevity. Follow these steps and you’ll be able to enjoy your beautiful swimwear for a long tme..
Know that chlorine can ruin your swimwear. Make sure to frequently check your pool and hot tub's chlorine content. If it is too high, the excessive amount of chlorine can break down the spandex of the swimwear, which will ruin the shape of your swimwear. Also, too much chlorine can accelerate fading of the fabric. (for swimmers using pools with a high chlorine content, please select from our chlorine proof line who's fabric contains no spandex.)
Steer clear of rough surfaces in the pool : rubbing against textured pool walls or decks and any rough edges can ruin the smooth and luxurious texture of your swimwear. (This will prevent pilling.)
Avoid getting excess lotions and oils on your swimwear. Sunscreen, tanning oils, and cosmetics can be harmful to swimsuits. Make sure to rinse and wash your swimwear as soon as possible if you do.
Rinse your swimwear in cold water after each wear. By rinsing your swimsuits in cold water, you will help remove the salt, sand and chlorine. This is an important step to take before washing.
Avoid washing swimwear in electric washing machines. Although your washing machine may be set to cycle gently, it could still be way too rough. Washing machines can ruin the shape, fabric, and padding, as well as any delicate embellishments. Therefore wash your swimwear by hand in cold water; warm water is acceptable too. Always use a mild soap that is meant for delicate fabrics. (Avoid using Woolite. The chemicals in Woolite may eat away at the elastics)
Gently squeeze the water out of your swimwear after washing. Be gentle and do not wring or twist your swimsuit roughly, as this could ruin its shape.
Dry your swim suit in the shade: If you dry it in the sun, It will fade.
Do not dry your swimwear in an electric dryer. Similar to electric washing machines, electric dryers can be too rough for the fragile material of swimwear. In a shaded and well ventilated area, lay your swimsuit flat out to dry. By laying it flat, you will diminish the appearance of wrinkles and creases.
Hot tubs and Jacuzzis can ruin your swim suit. Always pack an old suit for a dip in the hot tub or Jacuzzi.
Never sit on a rough pool surface , it will pick at delicate fabrics and you will see pilling. Make a habit of sitting on a towel or your hands, this way you do not have pilling. The more delicate the fabric, the easier it will pill.