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Pool Scouts Wraps Up Q1 of 2021 With a Splash

Following a record year for residential pool construction, Pool Scouts has added five new franchisees, 14 new territories and seen an 81.6% increase in year-over-year revenue so far in 2021.

Pool Scouts, the pool cleaning and maintenance franchise with over 65 territories across eight states, is keeping the momentum strong following a banner year due to an increase in pool usage and pool construction. In the first quarter of 2021, the rapidly growing company has already signed five new franchisees, added 15 new territories and seen year-over-year revenue skyrocket 81.6%. 

“We have had a fortunate year,” Michael Wagner, president of Pool Scouts said. “Most businesses have faced some pretty substantial headwinds this year. We've been the opposite. We've had some great tailwinds going with us, and we have already begun riding that momentum into 2021.”

Why Prospects Continue to Choose Pool Scouts

As homeowners spend more and more time at home due to the pandemic, there has been an unprecedented boom in residential swimming pool construction this year. Plus, the Centers for Disease Control said there is no evidence that properly maintained swimming pools contribute to the spread of COVID-19.

With all those new pools, families need a trustworthy company to help care for them, and prospective business owners are noticing the lucrative opportunity this demand creates. Pool Scouts stands out in the fragmented pool maintenance segment due to its affordable and efficient business model, multiple revenue streams, support of its parent company Buzz Franchise Brands and more. 

Now, with this successful business model and impressive growth, Pool Scouts is attracting smart, experienced franchise owners who understand the well-positioned value of home service brands, especially when compared to businesses that require a brick-and-mortar presence. 

This quarter’s new Pool Scouts signings include the addition of franchisees in Wilmington, North Carolina; Houston, Texas; Tampa, Florida; Phoenix, Arizona; and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Overall, the brand opened five new franchise operations during Q1, including Pool Scouts operations in South Miami, Florida; Columbus, Ohio; North Houston, Texas; North Cypress, Texas; and South Charlotte, North Carolina.

Why Franchisees Continue to Grow With Pool Scouts

Increased pool usage is also why several existing Pool Scouts franchisees have been purchasing additional territories and expanding their footprints so far this year. In Q1 alone, Omar Sanchez, Eric Gonzalez and Albert Sardina in South Miami have purchased a fourth territory, Brent Berridge of Sugar Land opened his fourth territory, John Breton of Mckinney and Northeast Dallas opened his third territory, Steve Kaspar of Memphis opened his second territory and Allan Young, Christian Pillat, Jon Ostenson in North Atlanta opened their second and third territories.

In January, Pool Scouts also held its fifth annual franchisee convention, where franchisees could come together virtually and celebrate the growth they’ve seen despite the challenges of the last year. This year’s theme: “Virtually Unstoppable.” 

The Pool Scouts team also used the convention to highlight franchisees in the system that have had particularly strong years. Some of this year’s awards include The High Dive Award for the top revenue earner, which went to Tiffini Consoli in Raleigh, North Carolina. The Pool Net Award for the veteran franchisee who brought in the most customers also went to Consoli. Steven and Anna Kasper, franchise partners from Memphis, also earned The Pool Net award for being top rookie recruiters. 

“I can’t say enough about how well it went,” Consoli said of the event. “It really surpassed my expectations. It was so great to see the participation and to chat with so many people.”

Pool Scouts' Plans for Future Growth

Looking ahead, the Pool Scouts brand is gearing up for major franchise growth. To promote this expansion, the team recently hired industry veteran Natalie Weaver as director of franchise development for Pool Scouts. Weaver brings in-depth experience in the home services and franchise development industries, which includes expertise on compliance, legal, Franchise Disclosure creation, accounting, marketing, public relations, and even ownership as a former Conserva Irrigation franchisee herself.

Now, with a growing leadership team and Q1 already wrapping up on a high note, Wagner says Pool Scouts is well on its way to achieving its goal of awarding 18 to 36 new franchisees in 2021.

“We are proud of all the growth our existing franchisees achieved in 2020 despite the unprecedented environment, and we are excited to welcome so many new partners to our team,” 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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