Chlorine keeps pool water hygienic, but also damages and discolors swimsuits over time. Keep swimwear in great shape by washing it with detergent and a few tablespoons of vinegar to neutralize chlorine and eliminate odor. Next time you’re at the pool, follow the advice of “Health” and place your suit in a plastic bag filled with tap water and a little vinegar after swimming. Let it sit while you shower, then rinse and let it air-dry.
If you love to visit the pool, consider purchasing a cleanser just for swimwear. Specially formulated swimsuit detergents neutralize chlorine, fight odors and deter color from fading. Some products also prevent saltwater damage and remove sunscreen. To use a swimsuit detergent, follow the directions on the bottle.
References and ResourcesHealth: How to Keep Chlorine From Wrecking Your Hair, Skin, and Swimsuit
Overstock: How to Keep a Bathing Suit From Fading
Olympic Hot Tub: Eight Tips to Make Your Favorite Swimsuit Last Longer
ResourcesOprah: How to Find the Most Flattering Swimsuit for Your Body Type
Divine Caroline: Splish Splash: TLC for Chlorine-Damaged Hair and Skin