Frequently Asked Questions

Hopefully, this section will address the most frequently asked questions about Bohn Swimwear. If there's something we've missed, please do email us:

Q: What is Bohn Swimwear?

A: Bohn Swimwear is a range of cover up swimwear separates for women which allows the swimmer to create their own personal level of cover up for the pool or at the beach. Pieces include, Leggings, shorts, tops and skirts.

Q: How is Bohn Swimwear sized?

A: Bohn swimwear is sized in UK Dress sizes e.g. Size 12 etc. The range has been fitted on real women, e.g. if you are a size 10 in high street clothing, then buy a size 10.

Q: Can I order Bohn Swimwear over the phone?

A: Bohn Swimwear can be purchased online, orders cannot be taken over the phone.

Q: Can swimwear advice be given over the phone or e-mail?

A: We try to put as much information about Bohn Swimwear as we can on the website, but if you have a very specific need please do e-mail Bohn@myonlinepurchase.com and we will try our best to help.

Q: Who do I contact for club, bulk or wholesale orders?

A: If you have an enquiry about bulk, club or wholesale orders, please e-mail your details to sarah@bohnswimwear.com.

Q: What is UPF?

A: Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) is a rating system used for apparel. It indicates how effectively fabrics shield skin from ultraviolet (UV) rays. The higher the UPF number, the greater degree of UV protection a garment offers. The fabric Bohn swimwear is made from has a UPF rating of 50+, this indicates the fabric will allow less than 1/50th (less than 2%) of available UV radiation to pass through it. In contrast a garment rated UPF 25 permits roughly 4% (1/25th) UV transmission, so is not as effective. The higher the number, the better the protection the fabric offers. Any fabric that allows less than 2% UV transmission is simply labelled UPF 50+. All fabrics in some way impact the transmission of UV radiation., but ones that have been classified as having UV protection will tend to be constructed of a dense, tight weave or knit, and are normally a bit thicker. A lighter garment, such as a basic white t-shirt, may not offer some skin types enough shield from UV rays, which is why some people still get sun burnt through their clothes.

Q: What is Sun Protection Swimwear?

A: Sunlight includes rays of invisible ultraviolet (UV) radiation, and overexposure to UV rays can lead to sunburn, accelerated skin aging and skin cancer. Clothing and sun cream offer the main forms of significant UV protection. All fabrics disrupt UV radiation to some degree. Clothing that does the best job carries an Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) value. UPF ratings range from 15 (good) to 50+ (excellent). Sun Protection swimwear is made from fabric that has been given a UPF rating, so that the wearer knows how much UV radiation will reach their skin. As UV transmission is accelerated in water considering swimwear with protection is a must, especially if you are spending extended time in the water or have fair sun-sensitive skin.

Q: What is Chlorine resistant swimwear?

A: Chlorine resistant swimwear is a good choice for women who swim frequently in chlorinated water. It is more durable to the ravages of the pool and so will last longer. All Bohn Swimwear is chlorine resistant.

Chlorine is a necessity for the sanitation of busy public swimming pools, killing off a multitude of potentially dangerous bacteria. However, chlorine is itself a hazardous chemical. One of the consequences of frequent swimming in chlorinated water is swimwear degradation, which can be both annoying and costly. Non-chlorine resistant swimwear fabrics do not offer the level of resilience to chlorine needed by anyone who regularly swims; it wears, becomes thin, loses elasticity and shape, and often fades unrecognisably.

Q: Does Bohn Swimwear Contain Lycra?

A: Most standard contemporary swimwear contains LycraŽ (AKA Spandex), which gives it its elasticity. But standard LycraŽ is badly affected by regular chlorine exposure, and hence the swimsuit quickly loses its shape. Modern swimwear fabric technology has addressed the issue, producing durable swimwear that can better withstand the ravages of chlorinated water. Rather than relying on LycraŽ for elasticity, Bohn Swimwear use PBT (polybutylene terephthalate) which is a polyester with a natural two-way stretch that has far greater chlorine resilience. Arguable, it is not as fully stretchy as LycraŽ, but the benefits of swimwear longevity surely outweigh this for regular swimmers.

Q: How do I look after my Bohn Swimwear?

A: When you get out of the swimming pool rinse your swimsuit immediately in cold water at the swimming pool.

  • Do not use any soap on your suit. Ring the suit out by hand and place folded inside a towel or bag. If possible do not shower in your suit as shampoo and soap may damage the suit.
  • We would not recommend using the electric spin dryers that some swimming pools have. Swimsuits can get trapped, tear and become damaged.
  • Once home, rinse your suit again in cold water. Hand wash only, do not put your swimsuit in the washing machine. Squeeze the water out by hand and hang up to dry immediately.
  • Do not leave your swimsuit wrapped in your towel in your bag for a long length of time, if possible.
  • Do not tumble dry your swimsuit.
  • Do not iron your swimsuit.
  • Do not dry clean your swimsuit.
  • Avoid contact with grease, sun oil, shampoo and other chemical agents.
  • Avoid contact with rough surfaces.
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