Water is a natural exfoliant. It’s just like taking showers on a daily basis. The spray tan will fade gradually, evenly, and naturally. The longer you’re in the water, the quicker the spray tan can fade. The best advice Dee has, is to moisturize as much as possible when out of the water. Chlorine from a pool, or salt from the ocean, doesn’t cause a stripping effect or poor fading-but it can dry out the skin. That’s why it’s important to moisturize.
However, you must avoid hot tubs. They will strip a sunless tan. Spray tans fade because of dead skin cells being carried or sloughed away. Hot tubs are very good at this. Whatever you can do to minimize this process, will help.
You will not completely lose a spray tan by Dee with proper moisturizing after a couple hours of going in and out of a pool or the ocean. If you are soaking in water, the fading process will be gradual, even, and look natural.