Over time your swimsuit can deteriorate due to chemicals, sun and oils. Ensuring that you care for your swimming costume will prolong the life and effectiveness of your costume.Be kind to your swimming costume and follow our simple care guide.
After every use, wash your swimsuit by hand with a mild soap and tap water. Water alone will not remove the chlorine or salt water. We would recommend turning your swimsuit inside out when you wash it to avoid damaging the outside. Do not use bleach to wash your swimsuit.You should never use a washing machine to clean your swimming costume because it's too abrasive and can cause the fabric to pile which you don't want. If your costume has bra cups sewn into it, they can also be ruined by the machine.
To dry your swimming costume, simply hang it on an airing horse indoors. If you want to hang it on the washing line this is fine but do not hang it in direct sunlight. Try to make sure that your swimsuit is laid out flat to dry to avoid folds and wrinkles. Once completely dry fold it and put it away.You should not dry your swimsuit in a dryer or in sun, as mentioned above, because they are both hard on the lycra and spandex in your swimming costume. The sun will cause your costume to fade quicker than expected. Both will cause the breakdown of elasticity in your costume.
Other Useful Tips
Start with a good quality swimsuit and it will last longer – Our brands have chlorine resistance technology included. These suits can last up to 25 times longer than conventional elastane swimwear currently on the market.Alternate your swimsuits - you should avoid using the same swimsuit more than once in 24 hours. Because Spandex is a memory yarn your swimwear will need 24 hours to dry and go back to its original shape. This will stop your costume from bagging and stretching.Be careful where you sit - edges of pools are often rough so that you do not slip when walking around them. Although it may not feel rough to you it will to your swimming costume. It can cause your suit to run and pick at the bottom or on the front of if you are leaning over the edge of the pool. Take extra care and simply lay a towel down to sit on instead and avoid leaning around the edges.Sunbathe before you swim - water and sun are not a very good combination for your swimming costume. Where possible try and sunbathe before you swim as swimming and then sunbathing can cause your costume to wear out quicker.Avoid hot tubs - Hot tubs are extremely hard on your swimming costume, the bromine and extreme temperatures will fade and stretch your suit faster than anything else. I would suggest wearing an old costume that you are tired of if you know you are going to be using a hot tub and wash it as explained above for best results. If you want to wear your regular costume then make sure you wash it as soon as possible after getting out of the hot tub.Avoid oil contact - Oil based products such as sun creams and lotions can cause the elasticity in your swimsuit to break down causing your suit to lose its shape.There you have it; be kind to your costume and it will actually save you money.