Take a pre-shower

For hygiene reasons, it is good to shower before diving into the pool, but this has another advantage. Swimming pool water often contains chlorine and other chemicals that are harmful to UV-clothing. If you have a shower before going in the pool, the fabric of your UV swimwear absorbs ‘regular’ water and then there’s less room for those nasty substances in the pool water to get in.

Rinse well

Always rinse your UV swimwear thoroughly with clean, cold water after swimming to prevent wear of the fabric. If it is necessary to wash your UV swimwear, always do this by hand. Fill the sink with cold water and add some mild detergent. Wash it gently and rinse it well with cold water. Do not soak your UV swimwear. This is bad for the fibers and causes the clothing to lose elasticity. Do not wring out your UV swimwear, as this weakens the elastic and affects the fit.

How to dry your UV swimwear?

Do not leave your UV swimwear rolled up in a towel or bath towel after use, otherwise the chlorine will have more time to penetrate the fabric and it may become moldy. It is best to let your UV swimwear dry in the open air and in the shade after you have rinsed it. Never dry your swimwear in the direct sun or near a heater. Do not hang your swimwear to dry on a metal hanger, as this can cause rust stains and these stains will be impossible to remove. UV swimwear should absolutely not be put in the dryer!

Colour fading

Despite the color fastness of our UV swimwear, it cannot be ruled out that discoloration may occur under certain circumstances. High levels of chlorine, sunlight and salt content in the sea can damage your UV swimwear and cause color changes. Some brands of sunscreen can also leave (yellow) stains in the fabric that you cannot remove. Therefore, apply sunscreen 20 minutes before putting on your swimwear. If you need to reapply, try to avoid any contact with the fabric.

Rough surfaces and slides

Be careful with rough surfaces, such as concrete, floors, benches and other rough materials, as these can cause cracks and wear. Slides are cool attractions in the pool, but they can wear out your UV swimwear faster. Weak spots, fabric that pills and/or holes are the result.


As with all swimwear, sand can sometimes get stuck in the fibers of the fabric. The density of the fabric can make it more difficult to wash out dirt or sand, which can sometimes cause stains to remain. To remove stuck sand, gently run your fingernail over the fabric when the fabric is dry.