Pool Scouts owner cleaning a screened pool in Florida

Pool Service Franchise Sees Spike During COVID-19

September 4, 2020

Franchise Times recently shared an article highlighting the growth in the residential pool industry during COVID-19.

With many public swimming areas, such as pools, water parks, and beaches closed due to the pandemic, people are spending more time at home. While pool construction has also increased, the pool cleaning and service industry has taken off the most, as people are using their pools more than usual. Combine this with the contactless service that pool cleaning provides, it’s a safe and effective business model during COVID-19.

Pool Scouts president Michael Wagner shares why now is the time to get into the pool cleaning franchise industry.

“You don’t have to be a pool person to come into this business and be successful,” Wagner said. “On a given day, our franchisees could be servicing 50-60 pools or more with unique households and invoices, plus managing four to six vehicles out on the road…Being able to deal with a lot of moving parts and the people side of the business is what makes successful business owners.”

This essential business has seen much success for existing franchisees, with a 45% increase in sales year over year.

“We’re certainly seeing a demand as people evaluate the opportunities out there. We’re a home service business where you don’t have the need to interest with customers face-to-face, which is really attractive,” Wagner said. “The pipeline has never been better for growth and opportunities.”