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How do you get the "pool water" smell out of a swim suit?

Asked by erichw1504 (26398points) May 22nd, 2010

A pair of swim shorts that I own has that “pool water” (chlorine-like) smell in it that I can not get rid of, no matter how many times I wash it. And it’s very strong. What the best way to get rid of it?

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perspicacious's avatar

Wash in the washer and add a cup of vinegar to the rinse. Or wash in the sink with natural castille soap (Dr. Bronner’s or Kirk’s). This will also get the chlorine out of your hair.

ETpro's avatar

Wear it into the shower, wash down with something other than soap to avoid leaving soap scum residue, and strip off and rinse the suit while still in the shower.

lilikoi's avatar

Yep, I always rinse mine off right after swimming to get as much of it out as possible. You could also try airing it out. I thought chlorine evaporates.

skfinkel's avatar

Try washing it with some baking soda and water.

Coloma's avatar

Rinse right away and then line dry in the sun, so all the bugs can find a place to hide in the liner. lol

Childhood trauma, bathing suit on clothes line filled up with earwigs in the crotch liner, very traumatic, very. haha

jazmina88's avatar

@coloma poor coloma…...earwigs in your crotch. that is traumatic.

i used woolite. dr bronners would rock.

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