Yes the colors do fad a bit.
It seems to be an important issue for you, so I say go ahead and put UV protection on if that’s what you want to do.
After all ... it is your float tube.
I’ve heard of people having tubes for 3 to 5 years and the biggest concerns have been the zippers and the stitches failing.
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