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equipment / chlorine

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The land of ice and snow
Sep 5, 2001
Next week I move to the pool and I am wondering.... Can some of you freedivers and uw hockey players please tell me how your masks, fins, weight belts, wetsuits, dive computers, etc. are holding up after hours and hours of chlorine from training/playing in the swimming pools? Is chlorine even a concern? I take it you're giving everything a good freshwater rinse after use.
Shower with your gear.

I spend a lot of time in the pool and always shower immediately afterward with all the gear I took into the pool. If you do this there will be no noticable shorting of the effective life of your equipement. If you wait to rinse or forget to or simply don't rinse the chlorine will eat away at your gear all the time it is sitting around. Chlorine in solution concentrations in the average club or public pool will not harm anything. It is when it dries that problems start. By the way, BT fins are a big conversation starter with body builders in the shower. If I wasn't happily married I might consider hanging around the entrance to women's locker room to see if my fins would catch their fancy.
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