This is what I recommend...Must buy at least 2 suits per season..........My children spend an abnormal amount of time in water...either because they are lifegaurds or Mermaids/Merboy?
Chlorine/Salt water/Sweat/Oils & Lotions/High Water Temps(hot tubs-hot pots-sulfer) RUIN Swimwear.
1. Rinse suit in clean tepid water before leaving pool/beach.
2. Hand wash/Gentle cycle in tepid water with a mild detergent WITHOUT fabric softener..(Woolite) roll in a towel to get out excess water...dry flat... IN DOORS. ( take out padding and dry flat, re-insert when dry) I totally get irritated when I see swimsuits hanging in the shower or drying outside!!!