How to Get Chlorine Out of Swimwear

How to Get Chlorine Out of Swimwear


Swimming is one of the most enjoyable activities to bond with your friends and family, especially when it is a pool party. Swimming is also the best way to beat the heat of summer wherein one of the most common choice is too cool off in a pool. As we all know, all pools have this chemical called chlorine, which is vital to keep the water safe for swimming. This chemical, when sitting in your swimwear for a long time can cause damage such as stretching of the fabric, fading of colors, and completely ruining your suit.

But there's no need to worry because we can still enjoy swimming in the pool without worrying your favorite swimsuit being damaged so you can use it again on the next summer or on your next pool party. In this article, we will give you tips and tricks on how to get chlorine out of swimwear in general, and bikini in particular.

1.Rinse Your Swimwear Immediately

The best way to save your swimwear from the possible damage caused by chlorine is to rinse it immediately with water. As soon as you finish swimming, wash your swimsuit off immediately to get rid of the odor and chemical.

You can rinse it off while you are still wearing your bathing suit by taking cold shower right after swimming, or remove your suit and rinse in cold water. Either way, these tips are both effective to get as much chlorine out of your swimwear as possible as long as your rinse it thoroughly.

Here's one tip that you might need: Before you dip into the pool, rinse your swimwear with a chlorine-free water or take a shower so it won't absorb too much chlorine from the pool.

2.Wash your Swimsuit using Mild Soap

Rinsing off your swimwear with water immediately after swimming does not assure that you have already got ridden off with chlorine, hence washing your suit using mild soap is the next step to make sure that the smell does not linger in the fabric. All you need to do is wash your swimwear the regular way just as you wash your clothes.

It is recommended that you only use mild soap in order not to damage the fabric, especially if it is a bikini. If you think that your washer is to harsh for your bikini, you may opt to wash it using your hands because it is more gentle than using a washing machine. Lastly, never ever put your swimwear in a dryer as it the heat could ruin the material, hence it is advisable to airdry indoors or out of direct sunlight.

3.Use Natural Chlorine Removers

Baking soda and vinegar are known as alternative detergents and natural removers of stains as well as chlorine. Just add a half cup of vinegar and baking soda to a bucket full of cold water and allow your suit to air dry. To make sure that the chlorine will be removed completely, soak your swimsuit in a bucket with an equal parts of water and vinegar for two hours before rinsing with clean water.

Aside from baking soda and vinegar, did you know that using vodka is also effective to get rid of chlorine? Just spray the vodka all over your swimwear while washing and see how the magic happens.

4.Use Chlorine Remover

Chlorine remover is always available in supermarkets and pharmacy stores that only cost a few bucks. Just add a few drops of the remover to a tub of cold water and soak it for few minutes to make sure that the chlorine remover does its purpose.

However, if you do not want to buy this product, you can always make a DIY chlorine remover that is as effective as the commercial brands. One remedy is by using vitamin C or ascorbic acid, which is the main ingredient in making commercialized chlorine removers.

For a DIY chlorine remover, all you have to do is mix one teaspoon of Vitamin C crystals in a pint-sized spray bottle.

In conclusion: How to get chlorine out of swimwear?

Those are just some of the tips on how to get chlorine out of swimwear. Now that you know this tricks, I'm pretty sure that you will enjoy your relaxing time by the pool on your next swimming activity without being stressed about a ruined swimwear.




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