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Pool Scouts Gets Ready To Go Nationwide

March 10, 2016

Pool Scouts is currently in 34 states and counting! If you haven’t been involved in launching a franchise (and chances are you haven’t), the previous statement might not mean much to you. But for those who have been involved in the launch of a new franchise location of an established brand, it is what gets up pumped every day!

Let’s provide some background into the franchise launching process, so that you can be up to speed on efforts that go into launching a new franchise location. That way, you can celebrate with us each time there is a new state added to the ever-growing list.

Launching New Franchise Locations

Launching a franchise requires several significant steps, but one of the biggest is the legal aspect of the process, which includes filing a Franchise Disclosure Document. This is called an “FDD” for those in the biz.

What is a Franchise Disclosure Document you ask?

The formal definition according to Franchising.com is that a franchise disclosure document “requires franchisors to give prospective franchisees material information. This includes background information on the franchisor, the costs of entering into the business, the legal obligations of the franchisor and the franchisee, statistics on franchised and company-owned outlets, and audited financial information. In addition, if franchisors elect to make any financial performance representations, the amended Franchise Rule requires certain disclosures and substantiation for those representations.”
Essentially, the FDD is the most important and significant aspect to launching a franchise. Typically comprised of over 200 hundred pages, the FDD aims at protecting both the franchisor AND the franchisee.

Aspects of the Franchise Disclosure Document include:

  • Business Experience
  • Initial fees
  • Estimated Investment
  • Franchisee Obligations
  • Territories
  • Trademarks

…to name a few. Once completed, the document must be sent to each individual state within the U.S. that the franchisor wants to sell franchises in, and then the waiting game begins. There are differing levels of red tape to get through before an FDD can be officially filed in each particular state, but needless to say, it is exciting when you get the word that a state has opened their doors to your brand.

While the local Pool Scouts business here in Virginia Beach is growing every day, we’re beyond excited to bring the Pool Scouts brand to homes across the country. Right now we’re able to do that in 34 states including Indiana (our first official approval…go Hoosiers)Texas, Arizona, Virginia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Missouri and many more!

About the Pool Scouts Service

Pool Scouts is a premier pool service franchise that focuses on delivering quality and consistent pool care in our local communities. We provide a quality and consistent brand experience while providing pool cleaning, maintenance and minor repair services at residential properties. Our professional technicians are trained in testing, monitoring and treating pools. They provide ongoing service as well as one time openings and closings to make sure that pools are always prepared for the season ahead.

Pool Scouts is the perfect low-cost franchise opportunity. Pool service is an industry in high demand, and has available territories across the United States. For more information on why you should join the Pool Scouts family, check out our Steps to Ownership.