Since its founding by Buzz Franchise Brands in 2016, Pool Scouts, the sister company of Mosquito Joe, continues to operate on a mission aimed at providing premier pool service and a quality, consistent brand experience for its customers. And now, the brand is excited to announce the expansion of its quality service to even more customers nationwide with a recent opening in Austin, TX and upcoming openings in Sarasota, FL and Lakeland, NJ.
There are 10 million Americans across the country that enjoy the luxury of having a pool in their own backyard, and as the spring weather heats up, the cleaning and maintenance involved becomes more evident. The addition of a pool isn’t always the glitz and glamour homeowners expect – with cleaning, circulation and chemistry creating a heavy workload. Pool Scouts was created to ease the stress caused by pool maintenance. Unlike many of the other independent competitors in the industry, Pool Scouts is able to offer both a professional and timely service by utilizing state of the art technology with an exceptional customer experience.
Through Buzz Franchise Brand’s proven model, the brand is seeing rapid growth within its first year of operation. Pool Scouts sparked development by opening the first corporate owned location in Virginia Beach in the Spring of 2016. Over the past several months, the brand has celebrated the opening of its first franchised locations in Raleigh, NC, Austin, TX and New Jersey.
“We have had a great year and a half establishing the brand and are eager to see what we can accomplish in 2017,” said Pool Scouts President Michael Wagner. “We are building off of strong momentum initiated by an excellent team of people that represent our strong culture and vision for success. Through their leadership, we can empower and enable our franchisees to pursue their dreams.”
For an emerging brand with huge potential to grow under the support structure of Buzz Franchise Brands, Pool Scouts has an advantage to recruit franchisees into an exciting system built upon credibility through high achievements. The brand was created on the same principle as Mosquito Joe, which was recently ranked number one in category and number 26 overall on Entrepreneur’s 2017 Franchise 500 list.
“After showing initial interest in Mosquito Joe and Buzz Franchise Brands, I was motivated to pursue a franchise opportunity with Pool Scouts because of its proven track-record for success,” said Sarasota, FL franchisee John Turner. “I like that Pool Scouts allows me to run my own business without a brick and mortar retail presence, providing flexibility to work from my home while bypassing any potential issues I might have with securing real estate.”
Pool Scouts prides itself on the flexible model offered to franchisees. The brand started franchising with the lowest franchise fee in the industry, $7,500, with a total initial all-in cost between $54,500 and $98,000. With a recurring revenue model, no need for a physical retail location, and a leadership team capable of running a 500-unit company, Pool Scouts is already becoming a competitive force in the most active pool markets in America.
Throughout 2017, Pool Scouts continues to focus development efforts on states in the U.S. that have a high number of pools per capita including California, Texas, Florida, Arizona and New York. The brand has already signed franchisees in two of its five target states and is showing no sign of slowing down.
“Getting our first franchises up and running was a huge accomplishment that fueled our growth for the rest of the year,” Wagner said. “We plan to recruit more business-minded entrepreneurs in high priority markets with a goal of reaching at least 12 units by the end of 2017.”