Well, the response to the adds was less than positive.
I've gone ahead and removed all of the Adsense ads!
Those of you who didn't mind them, only did so because you could just ignore them; which kind of defeats the purpose.
I also did not like that I did not have enough direct control over who was advertising on the site. I was aggrivated anytime I saw an add selling products considered by most to be snake oil.
At some time in the future, I may run my own banner ads, but if I do so, the ads will only be a single banner at the top of the page and not within the posts. This would allow me to hand pick vendors with good products and reputations - copmpanies that I would be proud to associate with. If you are in the pool care business and think your company / product might fit this description, send me a pm and we'll talk.
In the meantime, the best way you can support the forum is to actively participate and of course, donations are always welcome. It's because of the current supporters that we have been able to do so much in such a short period of time. I promise to keep looking for ways to improve the site and make it even better!
Thanks for your patience while we experimented.