Summer season means visits to the pool to cool off. After taking a dip in the pool, be sure to rinse off with fresh water to remove residual pool water from your bathing suit. When you get home, wash your swimsuit and any other clothing you brought to the pool, including T-shirts, cover-ups and socks. Even in the low levels found in pools, chlorine can still be oxidizing to fabrics, causing them to fade, stiffen and wear out quickly. Immediately laundering will help protect them after a fun day in the sun.
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