While still a young franchise concept, Pool Scouts has already started celebrating monumental accomplishments. With less than two years in business, the brand has welcomed seven franchisees to the system in key markets throughout New York, New Jersey, Texas, North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida.
“When we began planning for year two, we knew New York was a market we had to break into. It has one of the largest number of pools per capita, so signing a franchisee on Long Island was a huge win,” said Pool Scouts President Michael Wagner.
Now, the brand has plans to bring a total of 20 franchisees into the system in 2018, beginning with expansion in large metropolitan areas throughout states like California and Arizona, where the number of pools per capita is highest. Director of Operations Todd Crowe says the brand is well positioned to achieve this goal, with a pipeline of qualified candidates looking for an unparalleled opportunity with Pool Scouts.
“We plan to get out of the gate strong in 2018 by building on the growth momentum we’ve seen so far in 2017,” said Crowe. “As a team, we are more focused than ever before on leveraging the enthusiasm surrounding a concept like ours and on targeting specific growth markets that will further the success of our franchisees.”
Since its launch, Pool Scouts has serviced more than 1200 customers in its existing markets, a number they plan to triple in the next calendar year with these new franchisees added to the system.
“We know that by continuing to provide superior support to our franchise system, leveraging the excitement of our team, and showing potential candidates that we are selling fun when we’re selling our franchise, we can continue to help our customers enjoy spending time outdoors with their family. This is a great time to join this industry,” said Pool Scouts President Michael Wagner.
With more than 10 million residential pools in the United States, the demand for pool maintenance and repair services is astronomically high. By offering costs that are significantly lower than those of most franchises, Pool Scouts has become a popular choice. With low staffing needs and no requirement for brick and mortar retail space, the average investment range for Pool Scouts is between $54,500 and $105,000. These differentiators also help get a location up-and-running quickly.
“Our franchisees are excited knowing that they’ve contributed to their customer’s happiness. Swimming is a leisurely pastime that families have the opportunity to enjoy together. Through Pool Scouts, we’re selling family fun,” Crowe said.