The two environments expose the swimsuit to 2 totally different conditions. Thatís why we use 2 totally different fabrics in our SUE RICE swimsuits depending on your needs.
Nylon Lycra is best suited to the natural environment of the beach. We only use the highest quality from Italy and our patterns are printed right here in Australia or imported from Spain. Nylon Lycra has superior fit and comfort and thatís why we use it in the majority of our swimsuits.
However, Nylon Lycra will not withstand pool chemicals for long before they start to lose their stretch and sag. Heat and chemicals including chlorine and some sunscreens are a Nylon Lycra swimsuit`s enemy. The lifespan of a swimsuit will be as short as 3 months if it is exposed to these conditions.
At our Glebe Shop in Sydney, Australia, one of the first questions we ask our clients after they enter is "Are you going swimming at the beach or at the pool?"
Chloroban was developed for the harsh conditions of pools and spas. Chemicals and/or heat will cause lycra fibre to disintegrate and your Nylon Lycra swimsuit to stretch and sag before its time. Because Chloroban does not contain any lycra fibre, it cannot perish and will last up to 5 times longer than Nylon Lycra in pools and spas. The fabric is more rigid than Nylon Lycra but if you swim in chemically treated pools and/or spas, it is well worth choosing Chloroban. Go to our selection of Chlorine Resistant Swimwear now or read our article Chlorine Resistance.
Whether at the Beach or the Pool, both Nylon Lycra and Chloroban have excellent sun protection ratings (50+), so you can rest assured that you won"t burn through your swimsuit.
Please refer to Caring For Your Swimsuit for instructions on how to treat your Sue Rice Swimsuit.