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How the Nature of the Pool-Cleaning Industry Has Allowed Pool Scouts Franchisees to Thrive

Why now is one of the most opportune times to invest in the pool-cleaning industry.

By Andrea Jablonski1851 Franchise Contributor
SPONSOREDUpdated 2:14PM 08/05/20

While families across the country remain stuck at home, unable to travel amid a persistent pandemic, they’re looking to bring vacation-style fun into their homes in the form of swimming pools. For Pool Scouts, a pool-cleaning service franchise, this has been an advantageous business opportunity.

According to the CDC, as long as pools or hot tubs are properly cleaned, they cannot spread the virus — which suggests that brands like Pool Scouts are a sound investment in the current business landscape. And as more people choose to move away from the city and into larger, suburban homes with backyard pools as a safe space for stress relief and entertainment, the need for pool-cleaning services continues to rise.

“Interest in residential pool services is skyrocketing right now, as families are looking for a safe activity they can do together to relax,” said Texas Pool Scouts franchisee John Breton. “They’re also looking for a trusted brand that will follow best safety practices, which Pool Scouts is absolutely doing.” 

The effects of COVID-19 have had little impact on the need for pool-cleaning services, a concept that has felt energized amidst the COVID-19 crisis. According to the Pool Scouts’ president Michael Wagner, the demand for their services has been high. The main impact this crisis has had on the brand has been the need to update its health and safety protocols. 

“COVID-19 has impacted our business with regards to the safeguarding of our employees and customers, but demand for our service is high,” Wagner said. “We have instituted protocols to protect our employees — PPE, processes, sanitizing, etc. — and to communicate effectively with our customers.” 

Wagner also provided insights into Pool Scouts’ growth since the start of 2020, stating that the brand has signed eight new franchisees with 21 new territories sold so far.

“With our recurring-revenue model and pool construction around the country growing substantially, now is the perfect time to invest in our pool cleaning and maintenance franchise,” Wagner said.

As the country continues to navigate its way through the pandemic, it’s become clear that nothing is predictable. But what has been made easy to see, is that the pool-cleaning industry is one to watch, and Pool Scouts is the brand to buy.

“There’s no need to interact face-to-face, no need for face-to-face contact, but there is a need for a clean pool,” Wagner said. “Pool Scouts is on a roll around the country.”

The startup costs for a Pool Scouts franchise range from $80,400 to $133,300. The franchise fee for a single territory is $20,000. To learn more about franchising with Pool Scouts, visit

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