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Pool Scouts Franchisees Raise Funds for Nearly 800 Swim Lessons in Local Communities Across the Country

The pool maintenance franchise partnered with Hope Floats to raise over $16,000 and is now able to donate swim lessons to underprivileged children in 10 markets across the country.

Following a record-breaking sales year, Pool Scouts, the pool cleaning and maintenance franchise with more than 95 territories nationwide, is giving back to the communities that have supported the brand so much over the past year. Back in May, to honor Water Safety month, Pool Scouts franchisees partnered with the Hope Floats Foundation to raise over $16,000 to put towards teaching unprivileged children how to swim and safely enjoy the water. 

According to the CDC, drowning is the leading cause of accidental death in the U.S. for ages 4 and under. Participation in formal swim lessons reduces the risk of drowning by 88%, according to NIH. Hope Floats partners with swim schools to provide scholarships for swimming lessons for children living in poverty. Hope Floats raises money by partnering with individuals, businesses and foundations that want to be a force for good in their communities. Scholarships and tuition assistance are provided to children who might not otherwise be able to afford swim lessons. 

Now, with the money raised through Hope Floats in May, the Pool Scouts brand is thrilled to be able to donate nearly 800 swim lessons to children all across the country.

“Our franchisees have always been active in their communities and dedicated to giving back,” said Pool Scouts President Michael Wagner. “Pool Scouts is very focused on the importance of water safety, and we’re incredibly thankful for Hope Floats and the franchisees who have been working so hard on this initiative. Swimming is an essential and joyous life skill that is very important for children to learn, and these donations will help in empowering children and their families with the knowledge and skills to save their own lives.”

Pool Scouts of the Triangle owner Tiffani Consoli raised the most funds in the entire system, donating over 60 swim lessons in the Raleigh, North Carolina area. 

“As a franchisee, I am proud to align with a brand that focuses on more than just business,” Consoli said. “These kinds of partnerships showcase the values of the Pool Scouts brand and the ways in which they give franchisees a platform for community-driven efforts. After such a successful year, it feels great to be able to give back to all those families that have supported us.”

After a year of triple-digit growth in pool sales due to homeowners spending more time in their outdoor spaces following the pandemic, quality swim lessons are more important than ever. Similarly, Pool Scouts’ professional pool maintenance services are also in especially high demand. The Pool Scouts brand saw a revenue jump of 123% in Q2 compared to Q1 and a 72% increase in revenue in Q2 2021 compared to Q2 2020. 

Pool Scouts is seeing similar results on the franchise development front. In Q2 alone, the brand welcomed six new franchisees to its system. That’s on top of the six new signings in Q1. 

“As we welcome more and more franchisees into our system, we are excited to continue bringing the Pool Scouts name to communities across the country,” said Wagner. “Looking ahead to the rest of 2021, we are confident that this momentum will carry us through our best years yet as we continue to dominate the industry and deliver its customers the quality services they deserve.”

The startup costs for a Pool Scouts franchise range from $85,400 to $138,300. To learn more about franchising with Pool Scouts, visit

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