Here's a couple of Wally skiers buoys. The one on the left was in a building all its life and the one on the right was a turn buoy for 6 months. Before you say "but not in the blazing FL sun", from mid May thru mid Sept we get more daylight hours than FL. Anyway the comparison is for your evaluation. The only drawback is the attachment loop. It's common with the buoy's air chamber. Get a nick at the connection point and you get a leak. And they're soft and kinda fragile in this area. We lost 2 to this malady. I'm not sure it was a nick, maybe just weak in this area. Looks more like a crack from flex rather than a nick or cut.