Tips to Help Your Swimsuits Last Longer

The season is upon us for hot tubbing and relaxing in the pool. It only makes sense we would need something acceptable for sunbathing or swimming. Some absolutely adore searching for that perfect suit every year that accentuates all of their finest features and really makes them feel good about themselves. Whether lounging around the house or on vacation, it can make a lot of difference what type of suit you use as to how long it will last. Many are designed to last most of the summer, but with some extra protection, your favorite piece can last even longer than that.

Getting the Most Out of Your Swimsuit

Quality Fabric

The most important decision when buying a suit is to make sure it is made of a sturdy fabric. Many suits are made of stretchy material that does not rebound as well as others. Most career swimmers, who are in the water more often than anyone else, will invest in a swimsuit that is made entirely of polyester so that it lasts longer. If you are unable to acquire polyester, check the label to make sure it is at least mostly Spandex. It does take a day for it to snap back to its original shape, however, so consider the possibility of investing in at least two suits for the summer.

Rinsing Your Suit

Heat is the most damaging element you can expose your swimsuit to, right after salt and chlorine. It seems ironic, but it doesn’t have to be discouraging. If you rinse your dry suit with plain water before getting wet, there is less room for chemicals to absorb into the fabric. This can also help you at the beach, as well! It is always better to hand-wash your swimsuit using a gentle soap and one that is preferably eco-friendly. Make sure to rinse out all the lather so you don’t accidentally froth up a hot tub.

Drying Your Suit

Be careful that you don’t ring out the suit too tightly after it gets wet as this can twist and damage the vulnerable fibers. Dab it gently with a soft towel and leave the suit on top of it to dry. If you hang it up outside as many people do, it could stretch out your suit and will likely fade the colors.  If you absolutely have to wash it with a machine, use cold water only and never use the dryer.

Clean It Right Away

Be sure to tend to wet suits immediately after swimming, as mildew can build up quickly if left at the bottom of a laundry hamper. If you are one of the fortunate ones who still has a suit in excellent condition by the end of the season and would like to store it, resist vacuuming packing it with all the rest of your summer clothes. It may cause unnecessary strain on the fibers so that when you go to unpack it, you may find it will have lost most of its elasticity. Store it flat in your closet and it should be fine for the next time you need a swimsuit.

Hot Tubs in San Antonio

As you can see, it is always a good time to go swimsuit shopping! If you check out your local hot tub store, you should be able to easily find a Jacuzzi® Hot Tub that will give you an excuse to practically live in your swimsuit for most of the year! If you like what you read in this article, be sure to check out our blog for more exciting information about swimming pools and spas. Stop by Spa Crafters, located in San Antonio, if you have any questions. Our helpful staff will be happy to assist you

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