We are thrilled to announce that Pool Scouts has been recognized as a Top Low-Cost Franchise for 2023 by independent franchise research firm, Franchise Business Review (FBR). We are especially proud to highlight that this is the first time Pool Scouts has received this accolade from FBR. This is a great milestone for us as it is one more mark underscoring our dedication to continuous improvement and excellence within the franchise industry. We are humbled and motivated by this achievement, and it fuels our determination to maintain our position as a top-tier low-cost franchise.
Franchise Business Review is renowned for its rankings of franchises, which are solely based on actual franchisee satisfaction and performance. Through its annual Guide to Today’s Top Franchises and quarterly reports, FBR highlights the best franchises across various sectors. For the Top Low-Cost Franchise category, nearly 12,000 franchisees representing over 135 low-cost brands participated in FBR’s franchisee satisfaction survey over 18 months.
To make it to the list of the best low-cost franchises, all brands had to demonstrate high levels of franchisee satisfaction and offer an investment opportunity of under $100,000 at the time of the survey. Because of our commitment to excellence and affordable investment options, Pool Scouts emerged as a standout choice.
During the survey, our franchisees were asked to provide their feedback on 33 benchmark questions, covering vital aspects of the franchise system. These included training and support, operations, franchisor/franchisee relations, culture, and financial opportunity. The results revealed outstanding satisfaction among the Pool Scouts franchisees, exceeding industry benchmarks by an impressive 12%.
Eric Stites, CEO of Franchise Business Review, shared his insights, stating, “One of the most common myths around buying a franchise is that it’s too expensive. But what many people don’t know is that there are a number of very solid business opportunities out there that can provide the satisfaction and perks of business ownership but don’t require a huge financial investment.”
Stites continued, “Approximately one-third of the franchise companies we survey have initial investments starting under $100K, and with financing, many can be started for as little as $15-$20K, with a few options starting under $10K. More importantly, the franchises that made this year’s list of the Top Low-Cost Franchises have average owner satisfaction 12% higher than our industry benchmark, making them all excellent options for entrepreneurs considering franchise ownership.”
Pool Scouts’ survey data showcased excellence in several areas. These impressive results demonstrate Pool Scouts’ dedication to providing exceptional training, support, operational efficiency, and financial opportunities to franchisees.
At Pool Scouts, we are thrilled and deeply grateful to have been recognized as a Top Low-Cost Franchise for 2023 by Franchise Business Review. This accolade is a testament to our unwavering commitment to the success and satisfaction of our franchisees. We are excited about the opportunities this recognition brings, as it reaffirms our position as a leading franchise in the pool cleaning and maintenance industry. We are always striving to build upon our success and provide exceptional support, training, and opportunities for entrepreneurs looking to embark on a rewarding and affordable franchise journey with Pool Scouts. As we move forward, we remain focused on driving innovation, maintaining strong relationships with our franchisees, and expanding our reach to serve more communities with our trusted pool care services. We are excited about the future and the continued growth and success of the Pool Scouts family.