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2021 Franchise 500 Rank
#298 Not ranked last year
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Initial investment
$85K - $139K
Units as of 2021
47 135.0% over 3 years

Company Overview

Pool Scouts is a part of Buzz Franchise Brands, a multi-brand franchising company that began in 2012 with a small, local mosquito-control company, Mosquito Joe, which grew to over 280 locations across 34 states. In 2016, Buzz Franchise Brands added Pool Scouts, offering pool cleaning and maintenance, to its family of brands. Today, Buzz Franchise Brands also operates Home Clean Heroes and British Swim Schools.

About Pool Scouts

Industry
Maintenance
Founded
2016
Parent Company
Buzz Franchise Brands
Leadership
Michael Wagner, President
Sponsored Content

More from Pool Scouts

Pool Scouts is Your Ultimate Home-Based, Recurring-Revenue Business!

Franchise 500 Top New 2020

In 2020, Pool Scouts experienced explosive growth and we kicked off 2021 by receiving a spot in the Entrepreneur’s Magazine 2021 Franchise 500 list and Entrepreneur Magazine's Top Low Cost Franchise list!

Pool Scouts leverages a proven franchising model to tap into this $3 billion industry where pool owners have been craving a more professional approach towards pool service. Pool Scouts professionalizes the maintenance and service of residential pools offering state of the art technology and best in class customer service, taking pool service to a new level.

Backed by multi brand franchisor, Buzz Franchise Brands – winner of Inc. 500, Pool Scouts helps franchisees hit the ground running.

Pool Scouts is the franchise opportunity poised to make a splash in the industry. Here are some compelling attributes:

  • Backed by multi-brand franchisor, Buzz Franchise Brands
  • Fragmented market in a $3 Billion industry
  • Low franchise fee and fast start up
  • Recurring revenue business
Pool Scouts - employee with company truck. Pool Scouts - Cleaning a pool

Becoming a Pool Scouts franchise partner enables you to build a successful business serving residential customers.

Our services include weekly, bi-weekly, monthly and even one-time service visits. We also offer pool openings and closings, repairs and pool inspections.

Backed by the Buzz Franchise Brands corporate team with over 80 years of franchise experience, Pool Scouts franchise partners receive extensive training and support.

We offer best-in-class software, powerful marketing programs, and structured call center operations to help with recruiting customers and maintaining world-class customer service.

Pool Scouts - Man standing in front of a pool.

A Pool Scouts franchise is a business opportunity that can be run from virtually any home or office.

It’s a great stand-alone business or a nice complement for someone with an existing home-based business. We are talking to motivated people to operate Pool Scouts businesses across the United States. Individual territories or area development opportunities are available. If you are looking for an add-on or full-time business, seize your territory today and take control of your future before it’s too late. Pool Scouts…Perfect Pools, Scouts Honor!

 

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
2016 (5 years)
# of employees at HQ
38
# of Units
47 (as of 2021)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
2829 Guardian Ln., #100
Virginia Beach, VA 23452

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Pool Scouts franchise.

Financial Requirements & Ongoing Fees

Here’s what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.

Initial Franchise Fee
$25,000
Initial Investment
$85,400 - $139,300
Net Worth Requirement
$200,000 - $250,000
Cash Requirement
$75,000 - $150,000
Veteran Incentives
20% off franchise fee
Royalty Fee
8%
Ad Royalty Fee
2%
Term of Agreement
10 years
Is franchise term renewable?
Yes

Financing Options

Some franchisors offer in-house financing, while others have relationships with third-party financing sources to which they refer qualified franchisees.

Third Party Financing
Pool Scouts has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll

Training & Support Offered

Franchisors offer initial training programs and a variety of ongoing support options to help franchisees run their businesses.

On-The-Job Training
26 hours
Classroom Training
29 hours
Additional Training
Monthly calls
Ongoing Support
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Field Operations
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
National Media
Regional Advertising
Social Media
SEO
Website Development
Email Marketing
Loyalty Program/App

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed?
Yes
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
Yes
Can this franchise be run part time?
No
# of employees required to run
2
Are exclusive territories available?
Yes

Franchise 500 Ranking History

Compare where Pool Scouts landed on this year’s Franchise 500 Ranking versus previous years.

Additional Rankings

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Ranked #298

Franchise 500 Ranking

Ranked #48

Top New Franchises

Ranked #55

Top Franchises for Less Than $150,000

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Updated: February 8th, 2021