We were new to the TFPC methold last year--and got our dark green pool back to sparkling new! We loved it. However toward the end of the season, the old liner developed holes after someone-who's-name-will-go-unmentioned, too aggressively scrubbed it with a stiff brush. We finally have gotten the new liner in, and will be installing over the next few days. We noticed the old liner was really lightened after using the TFPC method last year. Was this because we had to use so much bleach initially to overcome the algae? Will our new liner (which is a dark blue) lighten also, if we start off doing everything correctly?
Our pool is an above ground, 28' round, with a 7' well in the center. The liner (both old and new) is a doughboy 25 mil, expandable. This liner cost over $1,200. I feel like we learned our lessons with the first one, which lasted 5 years. I'd like the new one to last much longer, and really don't like the looks of a bleached out liner. Should we start off and maintain with the TFPC method? Or should we do the salt method? I'm OK with the salt--but would rather just stick with the bleach if it won't ruin the look of the liner.
Thank you in advance for any advice.
P.S. I did try searching for an answer to this question, but didn't see one. The liner is going in today, and I feel rushed to find out what to do.