What Causes a PFD to Wear out Over Time?

Environmental Factors like SUN

UV rays from the sun can break down nylon and polyester fabrics and cause them to deteriorate at a much faster rate.

Chemicals in the Water

Swimming pools and lakes often contain chlorine. This chemical can break down a PFD over time, making it less effective at keeping you safe in the water.

How to Extend the Life of Your PFD

1. Don’t store your PFD in direct sunlight 2. When not in used, store it in a dry place 3. Clean with soft brush to remove any debris on it

Remember that even if you follow these tips, you eventually have to replace your PFD.