Thursday, November 12, 2009

Why Advertising?

Those of you who have been reading my blog for awhile will probably have noticed the new Google ads feature in the left column.

I always want to focus on writing good blogs that hopefully give you some useful insight and information into above ground pool decks, and pools in general. That said, I don't want to overwhelm readers with advertisements either.

However, in this economy it is important for information publishers like myself to ethically monetize websites or blogs in a generally acceptable way.

We do sell the eBook guide How to Build a Pool Deck at our website - a good building season seller - but at this moment it's important that I find ways to continue growing so I can continue to bring good content to you, and relevant advertising is part of the solution since it also gives you additional resources.

The Google ads you see should be relevant to decking, home improvement, and swimming pools. All things I assume you're interested in. If you're reading this the day of the post, it be might another day or two before Google can start feeding relevant ads. If you're reading this at a later date and the ads are not relevant please let me know.

I make no guarantees regarding any of the third-party Google advertised sites you visit and I reserve the right to stop the ad feed at anytime. That out of the way, based on my experience Google does a good job of making sure the websites listed are at least relevant.

That said, of course you do not have to click through to any of the websites advertised unless it looks good to you. That is at your discretion. I love it every time you stay here or click through to our website and you're always welcome back!

I appreciate your understanding and your visits.

Enjoy you pool!

Best regards,

Paul Ottaviano

Friday, November 6, 2009

Above Ground Pool Deck ROI

It's hard to believe that November is already here. I hope you all had a great summer and if you decided to build an above ground pool deck then I hope everything went as smoothly as possible and that you still had some time left over to enjoy it this summer.

If you had your return-on-investment (ROI) in mind it's very possible you made a good decision to build a pool deck.

Appraisers will usually not include just an above ground pool because it's not considered a permanent structure. However, an above ground pool deck could possibly be included in your appraisal.

I don't want to give you the impression that it's really that simple because there are details that could influence an appraisers or perspective home buyers thinking.

For example, the size of the deck, its location or compatibility with the home, whether it's made of composite or wood, etc... and of course whether or not you build your pool deck in compliance with local building codes could have a impact on your ROI. There is also the ups and downs of the housing market too.

That said, if you build an above ground pool deck of reasonably good quality and it's up to code you could very well see a nice ROI.

As always, enjoy your pool!


Paul Ottaviano - How to Build a Deck Around a Pool