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Searching for plus size swimwear can be challenging... if you step into the wrong kind of swimsuit. Swimsuits can, at times, test our patience. Some of today's swimsuits simply wear out too quickly. Having a full, curvaceous body doesn’t always help in this situation.
Here are some tips to help you keep your swimsuit from wearing out too quickly.
One of the number one enemies of swimwear is chlorine. This is especially true when it comes to hot tubs. The combination of heat and a high concentration of chlorine can destroy the fabric of many types of swimsuits.
swimming pools take a toll on swimwear. This is why it is wise to
wash your swimsuit with soap and water after you step out of the
pool. Simply washing it with water does not get enough of the
chlorine out before it causes damage to your bathing suit.
A good rule of thumb is to buy a high quality, chlorine-resistant plus size swimsuit. Be willing to spend a little extra. Certain brands of plus size swimsuits are worth the money since they are made of a superior quality material and boast added durability.
specific types of swimwear that feature a material with a higher
concentration of polyester. The higher concentration of polyester
resists much of the damage caused by chlorine. This way your
swimsuits don’t fade as quickly or lose their elasticity
Despite your size or your swimsuit intentions, it is generally wise to invest in chlorine resistant swimwear.
FUN FACT: Interestingly though, clothes washed in typical washing machines are exposed to much higher levels of chlorine than are bathing suits worn by bathers in swimming pools. Most commercial pools maintain free chlorine levels of between 1.0 and 10.0 parts per million (ppm). A standard capacity washing machine holds approximately 40 gallons of water. As Clorox advertises on TV, you should add a full cup (8 ounces) of 5% chlorine bleach to the wash load. This is the equivalent of adding 4 ounces of 10% sodium hypochlorite. The dosage required to introduce 1 ppm of 10% sodium hypochlorite to 10,000 gallons of pool water is 12 fluid ounces. Therefore, adding four ounces of sodium hypochlorite or the equivalent 8 ounces of Clorox to my wash water raises the chlorine level to approximately 83 ppm. Source: www.alisonosinski.com