• Pool Scouts

  • EXECUTIVE Q&A

Pool Scouts President Michael Wagner shares the exciting opportunity that comes with signing onto the premier pool service franchise.

1851: What about Pool Scouts makes it unique within its industry?

Wagner: Pool Scouts is taking a strategic, long-term view on a traditional mom and pop industry. From state of the art systems to run the business and top-notch branding and marketing to certified technicians who are background checked and trained on an ongoing basis, we are professionalizing the Pool Service business.  We aim to create a nationwide brand that is associated with quality, innovation, and superior customer care and communication.

1851: What have been some of the brand's most important milestones?

Wagner: In our first partial year of business, we brought on four franchisees, opened two new territories and grew the brand from 31 customers to 431. We have also built a solid base of marketing collateral and branding components in addition to bringing on a stellar team of people.

1851: What plans does the brand have in the coming years? 

Wagner: We believe there are 800 territories available around the USA that are viable.  Our plans are to grow our business and build up a team of people that are supporting our franchisees.  We will continue to stay in front of technology trends and make sure to train our franchisees to help them stay ahead of the curve.  Building Pool Scouts as a household name in the pool cleaning and maintenance space is our long-term goal.

1851: What does an ideal franchisee look like?

Wagner: Early adopters tend to be owner-operators in franchising, and we have seen that our franchisees and prospects fit that model so far.  We have seen people who are ready to be in business for themselves but not by themselves, which has been our ideal candidates so far.  We educate all franchisees on the pool business, but they all bring experience in different business areas to the table.  We have also targeted veterans and believe that we will bring some into our system.

1851: Why is Pool Scouts a good investment?

Wagner: I like to say a couple of things frequently.  First, each new customer call is the beginning of a 10-year marriage, meaning we really have a lot of opportunity to serve customers for a long time and build a great relationship.  The other thing I like to say is that we “sell razorblades, not razors,’ which means that we are a recurring revenue business often serving our customers weekly during peak pool season. That offers our franchisees great revenue opportunities.  With an aging population and the demand for home service businesses growing, we are well positioned to grow down the line. We provide tools that help our franchisees grow and operate more efficiently, including great marketing programs, routing and planning assistance through our operating system and the latest in technology to get the job done right.  We also continue to develop training programs for our franchisees as pool technology evolves.  Lastly, we have a team of passionate people who realize that our success is dependent on the success of our franchisees.  We walk the talk.

For more information about franchising with Pool Scouts, visit https://poolscoutsfranchise.com/.

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  • NAME

    Pool Scouts

  • NO. OF UNITS CURRENTLY OPEN:

    50

  • start-up costs

    $80,400 to $133,300

  • FRANCHISE FEE:

    $20,000

  • ROYALTY:

    8% of Net Revenue

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  • Pool Scouts

  • EXECUTIVE Q&A

Pool Scouts President Michael Wagner shares the exciting opportunity that comes with signing onto the premier pool service franchise.

1851: What about Pool Scouts makes it unique within its industry?

Wagner: Pool Scouts is taking a strategic, long-term view on a traditional mom and pop industry. From state of the art systems to run the business and top-notch branding and marketing to certified technicians who are background checked and trained on an ongoing basis, we are professionalizing the Pool Service business.  We aim to create a nationwide brand that is associated with quality, innovation, and superior customer care and communication.

1851: What have been some of the brand's most important milestones?

Wagner: In our first partial year of business, we brought on four franchisees, opened two new territories and grew the brand from 31 customers to 431. We have also built a solid base of marketing collateral and branding components in addition to bringing on a stellar team of people.

1851: What plans does the brand have in the coming years? 

Wagner: We believe there are 800 territories available around the USA that are viable.  Our plans are to grow our business and build up a team of people that are supporting our franchisees.  We will continue to stay in front of technology trends and make sure to train our franchisees to help them stay ahead of the curve.  Building Pool Scouts as a household name in the pool cleaning and maintenance space is our long-term goal.

1851: What does an ideal franchisee look like?

Wagner: Early adopters tend to be owner-operators in franchising, and we have seen that our franchisees and prospects fit that model so far.  We have seen people who are ready to be in business for themselves but not by themselves, which has been our ideal candidates so far.  We educate all franchisees on the pool business, but they all bring experience in different business areas to the table.  We have also targeted veterans and believe that we will bring some into our system.

1851: Why is Pool Scouts a good investment?

Wagner: I like to say a couple of things frequently.  First, each new customer call is the beginning of a 10-year marriage, meaning we really have a lot of opportunity to serve customers for a long time and build a great relationship.  The other thing I like to say is that we “sell razorblades, not razors,’ which means that we are a recurring revenue business often serving our customers weekly during peak pool season. That offers our franchisees great revenue opportunities.  With an aging population and the demand for home service businesses growing, we are well positioned to grow down the line. We provide tools that help our franchisees grow and operate more efficiently, including great marketing programs, routing and planning assistance through our operating system and the latest in technology to get the job done right.  We also continue to develop training programs for our franchisees as pool technology evolves.  Lastly, we have a team of passionate people who realize that our success is dependent on the success of our franchisees.  We walk the talk.

For more information about franchising with Pool Scouts, visit https://poolscoutsfranchise.com/.

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MORE BRAND INFO
  • NAME

    Pool Scouts

  • NO. OF UNITS CURRENTLY OPEN:

    50

  • start-up costs

    $80,400 to $133,300

  • FRANCHISE FEE:

    $20,000

  • ROYALTY:

    8% of Net Revenue

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  • Pool Scouts

  • EXECUTIVE Q&A

Pool Scouts President Michael Wagner shares the exciting opportunity that comes with signing onto the premier pool service franchise.

1851: What about Pool Scouts makes it unique within its industry?

Wagner: Pool Scouts is taking a strategic, long-term view on a traditional mom and pop industry. From state of the art systems to run the business and top-notch branding and marketing to certified technicians who are background checked and trained on an ongoing basis, we are professionalizing the Pool Service business.  We aim to create a nationwide brand that is associated with quality, innovation, and superior customer care and communication.

1851: What have been some of the brand's most important milestones?

Wagner: In our first partial year of business, we brought on four franchisees, opened two new territories and grew the brand from 31 customers to 431. We have also built a solid base of marketing collateral and branding components in addition to bringing on a stellar team of people.

1851: What plans does the brand have in the coming years? 

Wagner: We believe there are 800 territories available around the USA that are viable.  Our plans are to grow our business and build up a team of people that are supporting our franchisees.  We will continue to stay in front of technology trends and make sure to train our franchisees to help them stay ahead of the curve.  Building Pool Scouts as a household name in the pool cleaning and maintenance space is our long-term goal.

1851: What does an ideal franchisee look like?

Wagner: Early adopters tend to be owner-operators in franchising, and we have seen that our franchisees and prospects fit that model so far.  We have seen people who are ready to be in business for themselves but not by themselves, which has been our ideal candidates so far.  We educate all franchisees on the pool business, but they all bring experience in different business areas to the table.  We have also targeted veterans and believe that we will bring some into our system.

1851: Why is Pool Scouts a good investment?

Wagner: I like to say a couple of things frequently.  First, each new customer call is the beginning of a 10-year marriage, meaning we really have a lot of opportunity to serve customers for a long time and build a great relationship.  The other thing I like to say is that we “sell razorblades, not razors,’ which means that we are a recurring revenue business often serving our customers weekly during peak pool season. That offers our franchisees great revenue opportunities.  With an aging population and the demand for home service businesses growing, we are well positioned to grow down the line. We provide tools that help our franchisees grow and operate more efficiently, including great marketing programs, routing and planning assistance through our operating system and the latest in technology to get the job done right.  We also continue to develop training programs for our franchisees as pool technology evolves.  Lastly, we have a team of passionate people who realize that our success is dependent on the success of our franchisees.  We walk the talk.

For more information about franchising with Pool Scouts, visit https://poolscoutsfranchise.com/.

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MORE BRAND INFO
  • NAME

    Pool Scouts

  • NO. OF UNITS CURRENTLY OPEN:

    50

  • start-up costs

    $80,400 to $133,300

  • FRANCHISE FEE:

    $20,000

  • ROYALTY:

    8% of Net Revenue

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  • Pool Scouts

  • EXECUTIVE Q&A

Pool Scouts President Michael Wagner shares the exciting opportunity that comes with signing onto the premier pool service franchise.

1851: What about Pool Scouts makes it unique within its industry?

Wagner: Pool Scouts is taking a strategic, long-term view on a traditional mom and pop industry. From state of the art systems to run the business and top-notch branding and marketing to certified technicians who are background checked and trained on an ongoing basis, we are professionalizing the Pool Service business.  We aim to create a nationwide brand that is associated with quality, innovation, and superior customer care and communication.

1851: What have been some of the brand's most important milestones?

Wagner: In our first partial year of business, we brought on four franchisees, opened two new territories and grew the brand from 31 customers to 431. We have also built a solid base of marketing collateral and branding components in addition to bringing on a stellar team of people.

1851: What plans does the brand have in the coming years? 

Wagner: We believe there are 800 territories available around the USA that are viable.  Our plans are to grow our business and build up a team of people that are supporting our franchisees.  We will continue to stay in front of technology trends and make sure to train our franchisees to help them stay ahead of the curve.  Building Pool Scouts as a household name in the pool cleaning and maintenance space is our long-term goal.

1851: What does an ideal franchisee look like?

Wagner: Early adopters tend to be owner-operators in franchising, and we have seen that our franchisees and prospects fit that model so far.  We have seen people who are ready to be in business for themselves but not by themselves, which has been our ideal candidates so far.  We educate all franchisees on the pool business, but they all bring experience in different business areas to the table.  We have also targeted veterans and believe that we will bring some into our system.

1851: Why is Pool Scouts a good investment?

Wagner: I like to say a couple of things frequently.  First, each new customer call is the beginning of a 10-year marriage, meaning we really have a lot of opportunity to serve customers for a long time and build a great relationship.  The other thing I like to say is that we “sell razorblades, not razors,’ which means that we are a recurring revenue business often serving our customers weekly during peak pool season. That offers our franchisees great revenue opportunities.  With an aging population and the demand for home service businesses growing, we are well positioned to grow down the line. We provide tools that help our franchisees grow and operate more efficiently, including great marketing programs, routing and planning assistance through our operating system and the latest in technology to get the job done right.  We also continue to develop training programs for our franchisees as pool technology evolves.  Lastly, we have a team of passionate people who realize that our success is dependent on the success of our franchisees.  We walk the talk.

For more information about franchising with Pool Scouts, visit https://poolscoutsfranchise.com/.

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MORE BRAND INFO
  • NAME

    Pool Scouts

  • NO. OF UNITS CURRENTLY OPEN:

    50

  • start-up costs

    $80,400 to $133,300

  • FRANCHISE FEE:

    $20,000

  • ROYALTY:

    8% of Net Revenue

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  • Pool Scouts

  • EXECUTIVE Q&A

Pool Scouts President Michael Wagner shares the exciting opportunity that comes with signing onto the premier pool service franchise.

1851: What about Pool Scouts makes it unique within its industry?

Wagner: Pool Scouts is taking a strategic, long-term view on a traditional mom and pop industry. From state of the art systems to run the business and top-notch branding and marketing to certified technicians who are background checked and trained on an ongoing basis, we are professionalizing the Pool Service business.  We aim to create a nationwide brand that is associated with quality, innovation, and superior customer care and communication.

1851: What have been some of the brand's most important milestones?

Wagner: In our first partial year of business, we brought on four franchisees, opened two new territories and grew the brand from 31 customers to 431. We have also built a solid base of marketing collateral and branding components in addition to bringing on a stellar team of people.

1851: What plans does the brand have in the coming years? 

Wagner: We believe there are 800 territories available around the USA that are viable.  Our plans are to grow our business and build up a team of people that are supporting our franchisees.  We will continue to stay in front of technology trends and make sure to train our franchisees to help them stay ahead of the curve.  Building Pool Scouts as a household name in the pool cleaning and maintenance space is our long-term goal.

1851: What does an ideal franchisee look like?

Wagner: Early adopters tend to be owner-operators in franchising, and we have seen that our franchisees and prospects fit that model so far.  We have seen people who are ready to be in business for themselves but not by themselves, which has been our ideal candidates so far.  We educate all franchisees on the pool business, but they all bring experience in different business areas to the table.  We have also targeted veterans and believe that we will bring some into our system.

1851: Why is Pool Scouts a good investment?

Wagner: I like to say a couple of things frequently.  First, each new customer call is the beginning of a 10-year marriage, meaning we really have a lot of opportunity to serve customers for a long time and build a great relationship.  The other thing I like to say is that we “sell razorblades, not razors,’ which means that we are a recurring revenue business often serving our customers weekly during peak pool season. That offers our franchisees great revenue opportunities.  With an aging population and the demand for home service businesses growing, we are well positioned to grow down the line. We provide tools that help our franchisees grow and operate more efficiently, including great marketing programs, routing and planning assistance through our operating system and the latest in technology to get the job done right.  We also continue to develop training programs for our franchisees as pool technology evolves.  Lastly, we have a team of passionate people who realize that our success is dependent on the success of our franchisees.  We walk the talk.

For more information about franchising with Pool Scouts, visit https://poolscoutsfranchise.com/.

MAKE IT TREND
MORE BRAND INFO
  • NAME

    Pool Scouts

  • NO. OF UNITS CURRENTLY OPEN:

    50

  • start-up costs

    $80,400 to $133,300

  • FRANCHISE FEE:

    $20,000

  • ROYALTY:

    8% of Net Revenue

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