How to Remove Yellow Chlorine Stains From a White Bathing Suit

It is easy to get yellow chlorine stains out of a white bathing suit.
It is easy to get yellow chlorine stains out of a white bathing suit.

Although swimming is a great way to exercise, the chemicals in the pool cause problems for some people. One common problem is yellow chlorine stains. These stains are even more noticeable on a white bathing suit. But with correct clothing care, you can clean the bathing suit, remove the stains and get it looking like new.

Things You'll Need

  • Clean cloth
  • White vinegar
  • Mild laundry detergent

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Step 1

Soak a clean cloth with white vinegar.

Step 2

Dab the vinegar onto the yellow stains on the bathing suit. Saturate the stains completely. Vinegar has ascetic acid that dissolves the stains.

Step 3

Fill a sink with cold water to rinse out the bathing suit.

Step 4

Repeat Steps 1 to 3 if yellow stains are still noticeable.

Step 5

Wash the bathing suit in cold water with mild laundry detergent. Don’t use any bleach to wash the garment. Rinse the bathing suit with cold water.

Step 6

Let your white bathing suit air-dry as a clothes dryer is too hot for bathing suit fabrics.


  • Rinse your white bathing suit in cold water after taking it off to reduce the chances of yellow chlorine stains.


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