Mermaid Tail Care

Safety Disclaimer
Swimming with a mermaid tail can be dangerous and should never be done alone/without the supervision of someone who can help you should you need it.

WE ARE IN NO WAY RESPONSIBLE AND MAY NOT BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR ANY INJURIES OR DAMAGES THAT MAY RESULT FROM ATTEMPTING TO USE ONE OF OUR MERMAID TAILS.

Fabric Tail Care and Maintenance Sheet
Our mermaid tails are made by hand to your specifications. They are works of art and need to be treated with respect so that they can give you many years of mermaid magic in return.

 In the Water

  • The places that will receive the most wear in any mermaid tail will be the heels, the knees and the sides of your fluke. Avoid kneeling in the pool or standing on your tail. Be careful to avoid rubbing up against rocks, or the rough edges of the pool/stairs.
  • Always rinse your tail after use in the water (any water). Use cool/warm water, never hot water! Avoid using harsh detergents or soaps to clean your tail and make sure you allow your tail time to dry out completely before storing it. Use a clothes-drying rack to lay your tail flat on if you can to avoid hanging it wet which may cause unnecessary stretching.
  • Never use your tail in a hot tub. Warm water is fine, but not hot.

 Out of the Water

  • Do not jump in your tail to get around. Nothing will do more damage to the fin of your tail than this.
  • Avoid rough surfaces. Invest in a yoga mat or a big towel to sit on when you need to be out of the water in your tail.
  • Avoid letting people rip, pull or tug on your tail.
  • Be gentle when removing your monofin.
  • Do not under any circumstances machine wash or dry your tails! This will destroy them!
  • Don't leave your tail out in direct sunlight when you aren't using it. It will fade like any other fabric or material with excessive sun exposure.

    What is Considered Normal Wear and Tear?

    • Whether your tail is made from neoprin, neoprime, neoprene, spandex, latex or silicon it will eventually sustain a certain amount of damage given the nature of how these products are used.
    • Chlorine eats away at everything when given enough time as does salt water. So general fading may likely occur.
    • Pilling is also common since a lot of mermaids will stand in their tails or on their knees and rub against parts of the pool.
    • Stretching will occur with time, especially if you aren’t gentle with your tail when inserting the monofin, putting on your tail or hanging it to dry.

      If you have any further questions or concerns, please feel free to email us at vancouvermermaid@gmail.com.