- Units as of 2020
29 (22 added in 3 years)314.3%
- 2021 Franchise 500 Rank
#298 Not ranked last year
- Initial investment
$80K - $133K
About Pool Scouts
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Pool Scouts is Your Ultimate Home-Based, Recurring-Revenue Business!
In 2018, Pool Scouts grew more than 50% and we kicked off 2019 by receiving the 70th spot on the Top New Franchises list by Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500!
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
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.
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 Since
- 2016 (5 years)
- # of employees at HQ
- Where seeking
This company is seeking new franchisees throughout the US.
- # of Units
- 29 (as of 2020)
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
Definition: The initial fee paid to a franchisor to join their system
What you need to know: Found in Item 5 of the FDD, this may be a flat fee, or may vary based on territory size, experience, or other factors.The franchise fee is an up-front (one-time) cost that a new franchisee pays to the franchisor. This fee is usually due at the signing of the franchise agreement and covers the right to use the franchisor's trademarks, name, and related business systems.
- Initial Investment
- $80,400 - $133,300
Definition: The total amount necessary to begin operation of the franchise
What you need to know: The initial investment includes the franchise fee, along with other startup expenses such as real estate, equipment, supplies, business licenses, and working capital. This is outlined in a chart in Item 7 of the FDD, showing a range of possible costs from low to high.
- Net Worth Requirement
- $200,000 - $250,000
Definition: The minimum net worth you must have in order to qualify to become a franchisee of this company
What you need to know: Net worth is the value of a person's assets minus liabilities. Assets include cash, stocks, retirement accounts, and real estate. Liabilities include items like mortgages, car payments, and credit card debt.
- Cash Requirement
- $75,000 - $150,000
Definition: The minimum liquid capital you must have available in order to qualify to become a franchisee of this company.
- Veteran Incentives
- 20% off franchise fee
Definition: A discount or other incentive offered to military veterans who buy a franchise with this company.
- Royalty Fee
Definition: A ongoing fee paid to the franchisor on a regular basis.
What you need to know: Most franchisors require franchisees to pay an ongoing royalty fee, which is detailed in Item 6 of the FDD. This fee is typically a percentage of weekly or monthly gross sales, but may also be a flat weekly, monthly, or annual fee.
- Ad Royalty Fee
Definition: An going fee paid to the franchisor on a regular basis to support advertising or marketing efforts.
What you need to know: This may also be called advertising fee, marketing fee, brand fund fee, and more, but the basic purpose is the same-- to support promotion of the brand systemwide. As with the royalty fee, it is detailed in Item 6 of the FDD, and can be a percentage of weekly or monthly gross sales or a weekly, monthly, or annual fee.
- Term of Agreement
- 10 years
Definition: The length of time your franchise agreement will last.
What you need to know: Franchise terms are typically anywhere from 5 to 20 years in length, but are sometimes instead dependent on factors such as the term of your lease. Once your term is up, you may have the option to renew your agreement, typically for a smaller fee than the original franchise fee.
- Is franchise term renewable?
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
NewsletterMeetings & ConventionsToll-Free LineGrand OpeningOnline SupportSecurity & Safety ProceduresField OperationsProprietary SoftwareFranchisee Intranet Platform
- Marketing Support
Ad TemplatesRegional AdvertisingSocial MediaSEOWebsite DevelopmentEmail Marketing
Additional details about running this franchise.
- Is absentee ownership allowed?
Definition: Absentee ownership means that the franchisee does not actively work in the franchise business or manage day-to-day operations.
- Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
Definition: The business can be run from your home and/or a vehicle, and it is not necessary to have a retail facility, office space, or warehouse.
- Can this franchise be run part time?
Definition: This business can be run by the owner on a part-time basis (less than 40 hours per week) and/or as a side business; it is not necessary for the business to be open/run full-time.
- # of employees required to run
- Are exclusive territories available?
Definition: An exclusive territory is a fixed area in which you are given the right to operate and in which no other units of the same franchise may be opened.
What you need to know: Territory size may be based on factors such as radius, population size, zip codes, and more. Details can be found in Item 12 of the FDD.
Franchise 500 Ranking History
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