What’s the difference between Chlorine Proof and Chlorine Resistant?
If you are a frequent swimmer you probably have experienced your swimsuit thinning out over time as the chlorine in the pool eats away at the Lycra® in your suit. It may happen relatively quickly or may happen over an extended period of time. It all depends on how careful you are to rinse your suit off as soon as you get out of the pool, and to wash it with some detergent when you get home in order to get out all the chlorine. If your swim suit is not properly washed and there is chlorine left in the suit, the chemicals will continue to cause the bathing suit to deteriorate, even when dry.
Does this mean you should never purchase chlorine resistant swimwear? Of course not! We love the silky smooth feel of our nylon/Lycra® line of swimwear. We use the finest Xtra Life Lycra® for the best chlorine resistance so that when you do go in a chlorinated pool (or any pool that has chemicals), the Lycra® will last longer. Most swimwear on the Market today is chlorine resistant.
We do strongly suggest that you wear our chlorine resistant line (nylon/Lycra®) for (daily) swimming and sports at the beach, ocean, lake and river.
For our frequent pool swimmers, we offer a chlorine proof line of swimwear that is not made from Lycra® and will not be eaten by the chlorine in the pool. With our chlorine proof swimwear you can enjoy your daily laps, aqua aerobics, water zumba or yoga without worrying that the material will be eaten by the chlorine. This swimwear line is made from polyester and has a longer life span and durability against the chlorine than our Ultra chlorine proof line. Our chlorine proof swimwear is perfect for land and water sports. Both the chlorine resistant and chlorine proof lines have a UPF factor of 50+ (on skin that is covered by the garments 🙂 ).
Did you know that HydroChic modest swimwear doubles as active wear and will take you literally from Swim to Gym!
Either way, no matter what you choose we hope you enjoy your HydroChic swimwear and wear it in the best of health.