How To Make Your Chlorine Resistant Swimwear Durable

How to Make Your Chlorine Resistant Swimwear Durable

Letting go of the plus size swimwear that has been your ardent beach companion for many years is not a great feeling. Swimsuits are expensive and finding the perfect one is not an easy task. Swimwear may be discarded for many reasons. With time they fade out in colour, lose shape, become ill-fitting and start to look tatty.

Swimsuits made from lycra perish from the harsh effects of chlorinated pools and sun exposure.  Just like leaving an elastic band in the sun, the thin rubber strips woven into the fabric of lycra swimsuits becomes brittle and break causing the swimsuit to lose its shape and elasticity.  Chlorine resistant plus size swimwear is the smart choice as the fabric is not made with elastic so will last much longer than the standard lycra swimsuit. 

Chlorine resistant swimwear however does have elastic in the legs and arm openings so taking care of your swimsuit is important to prolong the life of your swimsuit.

Below are some effective tips that can help swimmers prolong the life of their favourite swimwear and plus size swimwear in Perth with ease.


Treat the Fabric before Your First Use

Chlorine is the main culprit for destroying the swimsuit fabric. A simple exercise before using the swimsuit can help fight chlorine effectively. Soak the new swimsuit in water with a few drops of white vinegar followed by dipping it into plain cold water for a few minutes. The vinegar helps the colours of the fabric to set it well and the fibres become water laden and less prone to absorbing the perilous chlorine.


Wash After Every Use

The swimsuit is often ignored after use. People overlook the importance of cleaning their swimsuit while enjoying their holiday. The sun, chlorine residue and other elements like sunscreen lotions, moisturising creams and tan sprays can have adverse effects on the colour and look of the swimsuit. Therefore it is very important to rinse the swimsuit immediately after every use. Leaving the plus size swimwear unattended for a long time with all these harmful substances makes it the breeding ground for bacteria and other harmful organisms. This in turn affects the fabric as well as the skin.  


Use the Right Washing Technique

Chlorine Resistant Swimwear must always be hand washed. Use a mild soap or a shampoo and gently clean using cold water. Regular swimmers can also use few drops of de-chlorinator to soak the swimwear after wash.  


Air-Dry Your Swimwear

After the chlorine resistant swimwear is rinsed completely, it must be only air-dried in the shade. Exposing the swimwear to direct sunlight or wringing it out forcefully must be avoided. It is a better practice to lay out the suit than to hang it, as the latter might cause too much stretching. Ensure the swimsuit is completely dried off before putting it back into the wardrobe.


Choose Chlorine Resistant Fabrics

Plus size swimwear in Australia comes in different fabrics such as polyester, spandex, nylon and so on. Regular swimmers can choose fabrics with a high density of polyester and no lycra or elastane as it contributes to better longevity of the swimsuit. Chlorine resistant swimwear is recommended for competition swimmers.

Perth swimwear manufacturer SeaJewels Swimwear is the one stop shop for all your chlorine resistant swimwear needs including a great range of plus size swimwear.  Find them at or Freecall 1800 008 482 for phone advice. 



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