There are many benefits with chlorine resistant swimwear. As autumn has made its way this year, the peak season for this type of clothing has only just started. But what does it really mean when a swimsuit or bikini is chlorine resistant?
Why should you use chlorine resistant swimwear?
Many of us have already experienced that our newly bought swimwear have become old and ragged after only a few times of use at our water gymnastics class or swimming in the pool. Chlorine of different levels are used in outdoor as well as indoor pools, and they are exposing swimwear for heavy wear, and basically “feeds” on the textile fibers, which can tear the swimsuit and make it so thin it almost looks as if it is transparent. Not desirable when that is the only garment you are wearing! However, the colours will also fade quickly, making the swimsuit look old and worn, even though it might be new.
Chlorine resistant swimwear offers you an active lifestyle including swimming, water gymnastics, sunbathing at the beach, without you having to worry that your swimwear will be exposed to unnecessary wear and tear.
How can you tell if your swimwear is chlorine resistant?
Chlorine resistant fabric is always made from polyester or PBT. The higher percentage of polyester or PBT, the better chlorine resistance. Traditional swimsuit fabrics are often made of lycra/spandex which offers bad resistance to chlorine wear. The higher lycra/spandex percentage, the lesser chlorine resistance.
Trofé has chlorine resistant swimwear that are made of high quality 100% polyester fabric, that not only gives total protection for chlorine wear, but is also resistant to sun bleaching with the highest UPF rating of 50+. UPF50+ blocks out as much as 98% of the sun beams.
Since our polyester swimwear dries fast and lets the body breath, it is the perfect swimwear to use while doing sports. The fabric is stretchy in both directions and will not lose its shape even after repeated and intense usage. A good swimsuit should be tight against your body during the whole swim session and should not lose its shape over time. The fabric should not be too loose or to elastic either.
How to take care of your swimwear
Even if you use swimwear of high quality chlorine resistant fabric, it is still necessary to care for your swimwear in the best possible way to prolong its life span.
A few simle tips we recommend to you:
- Before you go into the pool you should rinse the swim wear in the shower. This will protect the garment even more since it will not absorb as much chlorine.
- Always rinse the swimwear in cold tap water after every usage in the pool or at the beach.
- Always hand wash your swimwear and do not put them in the washing machine. Never dry them in the tumbler.
- Air dry the swimwear inside or in the shadow. Do not let them dry in full sunlight.
- Do not hang a wet swimsuit by its shoulder straps, because the weight will expand the fabric and it might lose its shape.
These few tips will make your swimwear remain beautiful for many years, weather they are chlorine resistant or not.
Chlorine resistant swim wear are not only useful if you are a devoted swimmer or water gymnast, they are also perfect to pack in your suitcase if you are planning a holiday abroad where there is a hotel pool you will use. Let your chlorine resistant swimsuit be your best friend in the pool this winter.
We have most of our chlorine resistant swimwear on stock all year round, with a few exceptions.
You will find our assortment with chlorine resistant swimwear here.