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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.

Professional Products

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.

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Hallie Engel

Hallie Engel is a food and lifestyle writer whose work has appeared in several international publications. She served as a restaurant critic for "Time Out Abu Dhabi" and "Time Out Amsterdam" and has also written about food culture in the United Arab Emirates for "M Magazine." She holds a bachelor's degree in communications and film studies from University of Amsterdam.