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Pinch A Penny Pool Patio and Spa

Quick Summary

Unlike some franchise opportunities you may have researched, Pinch A Penny has one simple offer. We invite you and your family to make a positive lifestyle change, and begin working with us. You'll have all the advantages of working with the world's largest franchised pool and spa care company. Learn more below!

Quick Facts

Minimum Cash Required$50,000
Total Investment$250,000 – $400,000
Net Worth Required$200,000
Franchise Fee$37,500 – $50,000
Financing AssistanceAvailable
Training & SupportYes
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Available In These States:

We are currently accepting inquiries in these states:
  • AL
  • GA
  • LA
  • MS
  • TX

Not Available In These States:

We are NOT currently accepting inquiries in these states:
  • AK
  • AZ
  • AR
  • CA
  • CO
  • CT
  • DE
  • DC
  • FL
  • HI
  • ID
  • IL
  • IN
  • IA
  • KS
  • KY
  • ME
  • MD
  • MA
  • MI
  • MN
  • MO
  • MT
  • NE
  • NV
  • NH
  • NJ
  • NM
  • NY
  • NC
  • ND
  • OH
  • OK
  • OR
  • PA
  • RI
  • SC
  • SD
  • TN
  • UT
  • VT
  • VA
  • WA
  • WV
  • WI
  • WY


Pinch A Penny Pool Patio and Spa

Our History
Our history speaks for itself. We've grown from one store in 1975 opened by Founder Fred Thomas, to an entire network of stores in the Southeastern U.S. which are now directed by Fred's son, John Thomas. And we're still growing in leaps and bounds due to our diligence in helping franchisees grow their sales and profits. As you'd expect from a family approach to business, we're there each and every step of the way. We train you. Encourage you. Advise you. And give you the resources you need to carry on the Pinch A Penny tradition of quality, reliability and expertise in a fun, family oriented atmosphere.

Why Us?

  • Industry experience and expertise. We've been in business for over 40 years. We have a deep understanding of our industry and our markets, and that experience and expertise is passed on to our franchisees through in-depth and ongoing training and support.
  • Our customers keep coming back. One of the things that sets us apart from our competitors is that we don't just sell our products and services – we also share our industry knowledge and expertise with our customers so that they can take better care of their pools and spas. That kind of customer service builds loyalty, and our customers appreciate that.
  • Loyal and growing! Pinch A Penny Pool Patio and Spa’s Average Unit Volume (AUV) of over $1,180,000* demonstrates a well defined and sustainable investment opportunity.
  • We offer diverse revenue streams. The best franchise opportunities provide multiple revenue streams to help diversify store income. Pinch A Penny offers retail product sales along with pool and spa maintenance services for both residential and commercial properties.

Our Customer
With over 235 locations across 5 states, Pinch A Penny customers are a large and growing customer base. Pool and spa owners have many choices when it comes to choosing a maintenance provider. Most of them, however, still choose Pinch A Penny over the competition because we consistently provide a wider range of products and services than the other guys.

Most of our customers are pool owners who live in warm climates, primarily in the Southern U.S. They own a pool and use it primarily for relaxation and to spend time with family and friends. They value their time and money, so they appreciate that Pinch A Penny offers a one-stop shop for them to purchase everything they need to keep their pool in good condition.

  • Pool and Spa Products - Our customers appreciate that we carry one of the largest inventories of pool and spa products to meet all of their needs. At Pinch A Penny, we work hard to make sure that we provide a one-stop shop for all of our customers' pool and spa maintenance needs.
  • Pool Service and Maintenance - Many of our customers prefer to outsource the maintenance and upkeep of their pool or spa, and our reliable pool techs and competitive pricing help us corner a large share of the pool and spa maintenance market.
  • Unparalleled Industry Expertise - Finally, our customers know that when they come to Pinch A Penny for pool and spa related questions, they'll get expert advice from industry veterans. That kind of customer service builds loyalty and trust, and it's why our customers keep coming back and referring us to their friends and neighbors.

Ideal Candidate 
What may come as a surprise is that many of our most successful franchise owners have backgrounds that span through various industries outside of pool service, including executive management, marketing, retail, and communications just to name a few. Regardless of their backgrounds, our most successful franchise owners have one thing in common. At the heart of it all, they provide exceptional customer service. So while a background in the pool business may seem necessary, it’s certainly not required. Pinch A Penny can teach you the pool business; you just need to have the desire and passion to provide an exceptional pool care experience for your customers. 

Training and Support
One of the hallmarks of running one of the best franchise business opportunities is offering a comprehensive training and support program to help prepare new franchisees even before they set foot in their new store.

At Pinch A Penny, we believe that the community we've built through being a family-owned company extends to our training and support processes.

New franchisees start by spending four weeks at our Clearwater, Florida headquarters where they attend classes and learn the ins and outs of operating a Pinch A Penny franchise – from the technical details of maintaining a pool to inventory management and operational support.

During this time, you'll also spend time in some of our retail stores, becoming familiar with the day-to-day operations.

Once a store is open, we offer on-site help during your grand opening and have continuing education opportunities throughout the year to make sure that you've got all the tools you need to operate and grow your Pinch A Penny business.

*For the year ending December 31, 2016, Pinch A Penny had 231 stores open.  Of the 231 Pinch A Penny stores, 223 were open the entire year. Of those open the entire year, 120 (53.81%) exceeded $1,000,000 in sales, 88 (39.46%) exceeded average sales volume of $1,184,911, and 201 (90.13%) provided pool maintenance services. There is no assurance, however, that you will do as well.

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