Up till now every question I've had has been answered using the search function, but not this one.

The no-see-um mesh I used for my hammock has a very strong polyester smell. Is there a chance this will air out or should I just throw the whole thing in the washer on gentle cycle?

I'd like to sleep in this thing soon and I think the stink will be very distracting.

Is washing a normal maintenance type thing with a hammock?

Thanks - Jerry