Bathing suits should be washed each and every-time you wear them. Chemicals from the pool will take it’s toll on bathing suit fabric if you don’t wash it after each swim. The beach, salt water , sunscreen, and sand are also tough on the nylon and polyester blends that most swim suits are made of.  Since bathing suits can be pricey,  we would like to give you a step by step guide to washing your bathing suit properly…

Rinse Your Swimsuit After You Wear It

Rinse your swimsuit as soon as possible in cool tap water after each time you wear it. If you have time to allow the suit to soak in cool water for 30 minutes, that’s even better for the fabric. The soak will remove most of the chemicals, salt, sand, and body oil that can damage the fabric.

Drain and Refill the Sink

Plain water does not remove all of the salt or chlorine. Refill the sink with cool water and add just a teaspoon or less of a gentle liquid laundry detergent. If you are in a pinch, you can use just a dab of shampoo to wash your suit but skip any combination products that contain hair conditioners.

Submerge and Rinse

Submerge the suit turn your swimsuit inside out and submerge it in the solution. Swish for several minutes and then rinse well.

Squeeze Out the Water

Remove excess water remove the bathing suit from the water, and then gently squeeze the water out of the fabric—don’t wring it as it can damage the shape.


Air-Dry the bathing suit spread your suit flat to dry in a spot out of direct sunlight. The UV rays from the sun can both fade and break down the fibers in your suit.

Additionally, there are several things you can do to prolong the life of your bathing suit. For instance, find a pool shower to rinse off in after each swim. Don’t let bathing suits dry in the sun, as UV rays can fade the fabric colors. Also you might try to sunbathe before swimming, as doing so avoids swimsuit damage from oils and lotions. Don’t hang up your bathing suit, as it will stretch out the fibers. Instead, store the suit lying flat when it’s completely dry—any moisture, and you risk mildew. If you’re putting it away for the season, store the suit in a fabric garment bag. Skip the plastic bags, which also provides a breeding ground for mildew and bacteria.

For all of your other laundry… bring it to the laundromat for a better quicker clean! 🙂 

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24 Hr Meadowthorpe Laundromat is a self serve coin laundry, with a variety of washing and drying options. We have large capacity equipment, perfect for blankets, comforters, sleeping bags, and more. We are owned and operated by a Meadowthorpe resident and have better washers and more drying capacity than ever before. We offer customers a clean, safe, and dependable place to get your laundry clean. We also have Free WiFi, snacks, drinks, and laundry supplies available for your convenience.
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