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gogglesnoseplugs 03-30-2010 02:59 AM

Suit care?
 
How does one care for a suit after swimming? Westy (I hope he does not mind the name drop) told me that there are chlorine washes... Do you recommend them, and which one if you do recommend them? I always just washed my suits according to the directions on the tag, but I am noticing excessive damage now, and will have to get a brand new suit if my suits deteriorate this fast.

ewa.swimmer 03-30-2010 03:19 AM

I get my suits from H2O wear (www.h2owear.com). They are chlorine resistant. They may be a bit more expensive but I don't wash mine out everyday. I just hang them on the doorknob ready for the next day. Mine last about 1 1/2 to 2 years.

gogglesnoseplugs 03-30-2010 09:14 PM

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Originally Posted by ewa.swimmer (Post 9900)
I get my suits from H2O wear (www.h2owear.com). They are chlorine resistant. They may be a bit more expensive but I don't wash mine out everyday. I just hang them on the doorknob ready for the next day. Mine last about 1 1/2 to 2 years.

Thanks for the tip...

PASA 03-30-2010 09:29 PM

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Originally Posted by gogglesnoseplugs (Post 9899)
How does one care for a suit after swimming? Westy (I hope he does not mind the name drop) told me that there are chlorine washes... Do you recommend them, and which one if you do recommend them? I always just washed my suits according to the directions on the tag, but I am noticing excessive damage now, and will have to get a brand new suit if my suits deteriorate this fast.

My family uses Suit Solutions, a chlorine neutralizer which you can buy online. You can put 3 cap fulls in a bucket of water and use it for a week before dumping it and starting over. After each swim, just rise the suit through the water in the bucket, then hang it up to dry.

Next suit you buy, I recommend Speedo Endurance fabric.

Rhoda 04-17-2010 02:36 PM

Polyester suits outlast lycra by a huge margin - they last about 4 times as long. They aren't as stretchy as lycra suits, so will feel a bit snug for the first few weeks.
Chloroban is the brand name for the best known poly fabric, but there may be others out there as well. Just make sure it's all polyester with no lycra content at all and a quick rinse afterwards with a wash in a washing machine (cold water) a few times a week should do it. If the lining is also polyester, that's even better.
Also make sure you dry it quickly and completely between uses. Leaving it damp for long periods of time will wear it out faster.

gogglesnoseplugs 04-17-2010 02:48 PM

Thanks Rhoda!


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