Pool Scouts launched in 2016 as the newest addition to the Buzz Franchise Brands family. Buzz Franchise Brands is a multi-brand franchising company founded in 2012 in Virginia Beach, VA and got its start developing the Mosquito Joe brand, which grew from a local business to a powerhouse franchise brand with over 350 locations sold in less than 6 years. When the company looked to develop their second brand, research showed that the pool cleaning industry was in dire need of a better and more professional solution. After many months of strategic planning and preparation, Pool Scouts was born.
Our brand promise is to create Perfect Pools, Scout’s Honor, and we take that job very seriously as our certified technicians served thousands of customers across 10 states in 2021. We have plenty of room to grow and continue to make a splash across the country, and we encourage you to continue diving into one of the best home service franchise opportunities that exists today. We would love to welcome you to our Scout family!
Our Pool Cleaning Franchise
Pool Scouts offers a great opportunity as a low-cost franchise in the pool services industry providing an essential service to homeowners. There are over 10 million residential pools in the United States, and they all need to be cleaned and maintained. Having a pool is a wonderful perk, but they take work to keep swim-ready, costing homeowners valuable belly-flop and cannonball time. That’s where Pool Scouts comes in.
All too often pool service providers are made up of a guy with a truck and a net and a sporadic schedule. However, with a Pool Scouts business, 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. Through a consistent offering of recurring services, you’ll be making an impact for your community, while building a business that allows you to take charge of your future.
But don’t take our word for it. Hear from our incredible franchisees. With a unique variety of backgrounds, they have proven that no matter what you’re doing now, taking a dive into business ownership is truly a life-changing experience.
Fill out our information request form or call 844-407-2688 to learn more about this exciting opportunity in a growth industry. We have franchises available in markets all across the United States, so we are sure to have the right business opportunity for you.
Team Pool Scouts knows how to create success. The Pool Scouts leadership team stands tall with franchise knowledge, earned from experience across multiple franchise brands. We lead the pack with skills across marketing, operations, finance and customer service so as soon as you join our troop of Pool Scouts franchise partners, we’re working for you.
Michael Wagner was born in California but grew up a military brat who lived in many spots and traveled around the world. Michael graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with degrees in Economics and Spanish. Prior to Pool Scouts he worked as the Corporate Sales Officer for Chartway Federal Credit Union. Before Chartway, Michael was the Global Client Services Leader for DuPont Sustainable Solutions. He held multiple senior leadership roles for Coastal Training Technologies Corporation (acquired by DuPont) over a 19-year career. As the President of Pool Scouts, Michael oversees the business and works to drive growth and ensure franchisee support. When not working hard to set new benchmarks for the pool cleaning and maintenance business, he enjoys traveling around the east coast with his wife and two children for soccer games and training sessions. He also enjoys soccer, surfing and time at his own pool with the family.
Born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Lynlea grew up a die-hard LSU fan. As a competitive swimmer, swim coach and lifeguard, Lynlea spent a majority of her early life in the pool. After receiving an undergraduate Business degree from Elon University, she went back to Baton Rouge where she received her MBA from Louisiana State University. While working towards her MBA, she coached her alma mater high school swim team and led them to win the Louisiana State Championship meet. For the past fifteen years, Lynlea has worked in marketing and advertising, most recently as an Account Supervisor at Otto Design and Marketing in Norfolk, VA. There she oversaw advertising accounts of all sizes from small family-run shops to large credit unions. She is most passionate about helping others achieve their business goals. Lynlea lives in Virginia Beach with her husband, Brian, and two children Paige and Parker. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends at the beach and around the neighborhood.
Kanchan was born and raised in Coastal Virginia. She graduated from James Madison University in 2017 with a B.A. in Journalism and completed minors in Spanish and Creative Writing. After various internships, one of which included a marketing internship with Buzz Franchise Brands, she decided to pursue a marketing career-path, combining her skills from undergrad. She graduated with an MBA in Marketing from Regent University in 2021 and is excited to be back with Buzz Franchise Brands as a marketing specialist on the Pool Scouts team! She grew up competitively swimming and spent her teen years as a lifeguard each summer, so Pool Scouts is a great fit for her! During Kanchan’s free time, she enjoys hanging out with her mom and sisters, going out on the town with friends, loving on her rescue pup, Kai, and embarking on spontaneous weekend road trips.
Tiffany spent over 15 years in operations and people management in the service industry. Her focus is using systems to help the local operations business grow, training new members of the crew, and coming up with creative solutions.
Erik joined Pool Scouts with over 22 years of experience in the franchise industry. Prior to joining Pool Scouts, he was a director of operations for a tax company, where he supported over 150 franchisees operating out of 250 office locations. Erik’s support in developing our systems is perfect for our growing Pool Scouts family.
Kirsten has spent over 20 years working in training, and is excited to utilize that skill set in her role as Franchise Business Coach with Pool Scouts. When not training and supporting franchisees, Kirsten is heavily involved in various volunteer work in the local community.
Trent has been working in the pool and spa industry since 1996, and prior to joining Pool Scouts worked as a pool and spa dealer in Virginia Beach. His experience includes building, repairing and maintaining swimming pools and spas and he is an expert on pool systems. He is a huge asset in bringing his strong skill set to help support our franchisees and local business operation.
Dave has been working with pools, saunas, and hot tubs for nearly 10 years. He recently worked with a home warranty company focusing on pool repair for 5 years. Dave is also skilled in training and managing spa technicians and delivery teams. Dave’s expertise lies in diagnostics and electrical work.
Gaining his Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from West Virginia University coupled with a vast understanding of fluid dynamics has helped excel Adrian’s career in the pool industry. Knowledge and leadership traits have paved the way for Adrian to become a Technical Coach in the franchise support wing within Pool Scouts. Adrian’s expertise is in water chemistry.
Dave was born and raised in Alaska, spent 30 years in Sacramento, California, and now resides in Thomasville, Georgia. Dave has been in franchise development for more than 12 years and loves helping people feed their entrepreneurial spirit and free up time through scaling a business. The former VP of Development at Deka Lash enjoys the outdoors camping, fishing, and spending time with his family and four-legged friends.
Austin James was born and raised in Norfolk, VA and is a proud alum of James Madison University. He started his career with Buzz Franchise Brands and has held prior positions on both the operations and finance side of the business. Now, as a Director of Franchise Development, Austin enjoys getting to know prospective franchise owners and helping guide them through the discovery process. In his free time, he enjoys going to the beach, biking, and boating. He is also a foodie and enjoys cooking new cuisines and tasting different craft beers. Austin lives with his girlfriend Amanda and their Goldendoodle Kylo.
In 2010, Rita had the opportunity to transition from Tourism to Franchising by joining an emerging health food franchise and quickly fell in love with the industry. Working with hopeful entrepreneurs became more than an interest—it became a passion. Guiding someone through the journey to business ownership is extremely rewarding and just one of the many reasons she enjoys Franchise Development as much as she does! Rita currently lives in Central Florida with her husband, Christian, and their loyal “delivery man guard dog,” Louie. She is a major bibliophile with a yearly goal of 75-100 books. She also loves traveling, live music, paddle boarding, and hosting themed dinner nights with family and friends during her free time.
Matthew grew up working in his family’s restaurant and catering business, so he has first-hand experience inside what it is like to run a small business. Matthew has been in the franchising industry for the past 7 years and is thankful for the relationships the industry has allowed him to build. After graduating from The University of South Carolina, he held sales positions with a powersports manufacturer and a multi-brand franchisor. Matthew, his wife Kalen, and their two children reside in Charlotte, NC. Outside of the office, he enjoys fishing, cycling, and playing golf.
In addition to the dedicated Pool Scouts team members above, Buzz Franchise Brands provides another layer of support to franchisees through our esteemed leadership expertise, as well as through shared services such as direct mail and digital marketing, design services, and various layers of analytic and administrative support.