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Pool Scouts
St. Louis, MO

Asking Price: $105,000   Down Payment: $105,000  
Gross Revenue:   Adj. Cash Flow*:  
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Executive Summary
The time is right for franchising in the pool services industry, where the market need for customers looking to spend more time enjoying their pools – and less time maintaining them on their own – is clear. With the housing market continuing to improve, many homeowners are able to put their pool service back into the hands of professional, cost-effective and knowledgeable  technicians, like the trustworthy Pool Scouts. 

Acquisition Highlights

  • Why Pool Cleaning? Why do people have pools in the first place? The promise of fun, cooling off, relaxing and enjoying time with friends and family. What dims in comparison to the bright glow of good times is the work involved in getting to experience that fun, relaxation and enjoyment. Having a pool takes work to clean, service and maintain, costing homeowners valuable belly-flop and swan dive time. Our Pool Cleaning Franchise Pool Scouts wants to give back the gift of time. Spend less time worrying about your pool and more time enjoying friends and family. Our technicians are trained – and trained again – in testing, monitoring, treating and servicing pools so customers don’t have to do it themselves. With ongoing service as well as help at the beginning and end of the swimming season, we make sure pools are swim-ready when you are! There are over 10 million residential pools in the United States, and they all need to be cleaned and maintained. The pool service industry is made up of many a guy with a truck and a net and a sporadic schedule. Through Pool Scouts, you can be part of establishing a new benchmark in pool service by adding a level of professionalism and technology unparalleled in today’s market.
  • Servicing a homeowner’s swimming pool can be complex, but we have it handled. Our training programs are designed to get you up to speed quickly and keep you learning on an ongoing basis. Experts from all disciplines – operations, marketing, finance, customer service – work with you to build your franchise and make it a success. The Pool Scouts franchise model gives you the independence you’re looking for in running your own business, but it’s backed with a strong support team at the home office to provide guidance, answer questions and be there for you when you need a lifesaver. Take a deep dive into our team profiles and you’ll see that our leadership is steeped in franchise knowledge (over 80 years combined!), with skills and experience across marketing, operations, finance and customer service. The day you sign on as a Pool Scouts franchisee, we are working for you. As a franchisee, you’ll benefit from our established brand and a strong marketing and operations team ready to provide you with tools to recruit and serve your customers. We help you navigate the waters to a successful and easy-to-manage operation. Pool Scouts makes a dedicated promise to each of our franchise partners to really BE partners. Mutual achievement through teamwork is our mission and we’re focused on being there for you – through every stroke and every lap. As a member of our franchise team, you’ll benefit from: ?A Solid Brand: Pool Scouts is a remarkable name and a strong brand that captures the spirit of our work. Customers associate the idea of scouts as trustworthy, honest and prepared, and they’re right! Our marketing materials and messaging all point to that trustworthiness, but with a tongue-in-cheek approach that keeps customers smiling and keeps us top of mind. ?Marketing Expertise: We provide our franchisees with access to a complete suite of promotional materials (e.g., signage, van-wraps, letterhead, etc.) and the strategic support to deploy them successfully. By arming you with proven methods and effective marketing tools, you can focus on customers and growing your business, the Pool Scouts way. ?Call Center: When customers call, we help franchise partners be responsive. The Pool Scouts Line is ready to receive calls 24/7 so your customers can count on a human experience to establish customer loyalty early on. ?Best in Class Business Management Tools: Our innovative communications and tracking is unique in the industry and simplifies the customer recruitment process, your marketing and scheduling activities. In addition, we offer training and assistance in accounting record-keeping for our franchise partners. ?Training and Continuing Education:Before launching your Pool Scouts franchise, we provide you with a complete training program at Pool Scouts Headquarters in sunny Virginia Beach, VA. Your Pool Scouts education is a comprehensive curriculum covering everything from equipment operation and regulatory compliance to marketing strategies and leading business practices. Learning and maintaining Pool Scouts’ high standards of quality service is dynamic, which is why we also offer ongoing training to our franchisees. Dedicated to the core, the Pool Scouts organization is here for you at all times. Feel free to pick up the phone and call, whether you need answers, advice or just to say hi. You’re never alone with Pool Scouts.
  • You can start providing service and maintenance to pool owners without sinking big money into your business. Pool Scouts franchise fees are low by design, allowing you to dive in and be productive quickly. Because there’s no need for a physical retail location, it’s easy to manage your Scout troop from any cost-effective den you choose. That makes it a work-from-home opportunity worthy of a merit badge! Recurring Revenue Business: Regular service is key to keeping a pool sparkling and swim-ready, making your long-range profit potential high. Pool Scouts emphasizes weekly service plans, allowing you to develop long-term relationships with customers that result in recurring revenue. We believe in opportunity without a big investment. You deserve to succeed in business without taking a big risk. Pool Scouts has a low franchise fee and limited start-up costs to help you start earning back your investment sooner. We know cost isn’t the only factor in your franchise decision, but it’s an important one. Giving you the ability to operate from virtually any home or office, Pool Scouts helps you keep initial costs low – no build out of a dedicated retail location or large staff needed. Just your willingness to roll up your sleeves and start delivering quality service. Single franchise territories and area development opportunities are available. Pool Scouts offers help with arranging financing and select franchise fee discounts are available. Pool Scouts franchise costs are significantly less than most franchises due to low initial staffing needs and the ability to operate as a home-based business. Though actual costs vary, a typical franchise investment for a single territory is structured as follows: Franchise Fee* $12,500 Marketing, Supplies, Insurance & Forms $33,000 Computer Devices & Software $3,000 Tools, Chemicals & Equipment $6,000 Vehicle $5,500 Additional Capital $35,000 Typical Total Initial Investment** $95,000 *before any applicable discounts **Per FDD, approximate total investment range is $54,500-$105,000 VetFran: We thank you for your service. The VetFran program is a voluntary effort of International Franchise Association (IFA) member companies to encourage franchise ownership by offering financial incentives to honorably discharged veterans. Please contact us to discuss your potential fit with this program and how we can assist you in launching a Pool Scouts franchise. Community Heroes Discount: Despite our already low franchise costs, our Community Heroes program offers additional incentives to members of select professions we consider integral to the safety and well-being of our communities. Through this program, we offer additional financial incentives to current or former full-time law enforcement or firefighters to help them get into business for themselves with Pool Scouts. Contact our sales team for details.
  • The prospect of being your own boss and owning your own business is inspiring – and intimidating. Where do you start, and how? How can you be sure you’re doing the right thing? The beauty of franchising is that it offers the freedom of business ownership, without all the fear and expenses of starting from scratch, and there’s never been a better time to pursue franchising than now. The Pool Scouts franchise opportunity is a game-changer in the pool services world – a refreshing take on pool cleaning and maintenance that the industry needs. From our professionally trained technicians (Scouts) to best-in-class technology, Pool Scouts is the solution customers have been looking for. They need us, and you. We position our brand as trustworthy, reliable and most importantly, fun! Pool cleaning can be a dirty task, but at Pool Scouts, we enjoy every step of the way. Don’t know anything about the pool industry? That’s why we are here. From operations, to training, to marketing support, the Pool Scouts family supports you support you every step of the way. For those of you who have always dreamed of owning your own business or beam at the thought of being able to spend more time with your family or even just love being outside, the Pool Scouts franchise is the opportunity for you. As part of Buzz Franchise Brands, we know franchising. We know how to make it work for you and with you. With Pool Scouts, you don’t have to reinvent the wheel. Our established business model helps you take proven steps for operational success and offers solutions for recruiting customers and providing service they value.
  • Area development opportunities are also available and costs for those may vary from above single franchise territory estimates.
  • Pool Scouts is part of Buzz Franchise Brands, a fast-growing multi-brand franchisor focused on being the best provider of professional services to homes and businesses across the country. Buzz Franchise Brands develops companies that get people talking and was started in Virginia Beach. The company features such brands as Pool Scouts and Home Clean Heroes, a home cleaning franchise that puts excellent service and professionalism at the forefront.
  • Financing Information:  SBA, Conventional, Cash, Veteran
  • This business is home-based
  • This business is a franchise
  • This business can be relocated
Business Synopsis

Asset Information (estimated fair market value)

Established in: 2016 Inventory:
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    Total Assets Included in Sale: $105,000
 
* Adj. Cash Flow -  Recasting provides an economic view of the company and allows meaningful comparison with other investment opportunities.
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Contact:  Jeff Kalil
Phone:  (314) 833-9207
E-mail:  jeff@vrgatewaystl.com
VR Business Brokers-ST. LOUIS, MO
10805 Sunset Office Drive
Suite 102
St. Louis, MO 63127
www.vrgatewaystl.com
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