The Investment

A Nationally-Recognized Brand — A Growing Footprint

Pool and spa ownership is on the rise in the United States, and with it comes the opportunity to own and operate your own professional pool and spa maintenance business. According to the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals, in 2006 alone, 166,750 additional in-ground pools were sold and installed, bringing the total number of in-ground pools in the U.S. to 4,847,380. This represents an almost 10% increase in total pools since 2002. And this growth is continuing.

Expense Amount – Low Amount – High
Initial franchise fee $22,000 $22,000
Real property/lease (office) $0 $1,500
Leasehold improvement $0 $500
Signage (vehicle wrap) $750 $750
Computer, software, fixtures and furniture $300 $1,500
Advertising $4,000 $10,000
Training fee $0 $0
Travel and related expenses (training) $250 $1,800
Startup equipment $3,500 $3,500
Startup supplies $6,000 $6,000
Vehicle (lease or purchase payments) $500 $2,000
Insurance, professional affilliations $600 $2,000
Utility expenses $0 $250
Professional fees $500 $2,000
State-specific zoning fees and licenses $150 $500
Additional funds (first 90 days) $5,000 $10,000
TOTAL CAPITAL NEEDED $43,550 $64,300