Pinch A Penny Franchise Opportunity

Own a Pinch A Penny Franchise

Founded in 1975, Pinch A Penny Pool Patio Spa has grown from one store to more than 250 locations across Louisiana and Texas. Priding itself on its superior customer service and expertise, the Pinch A Penny franchise opportunity has been included in top industry rankings, including the Entrepreneur Franchise 500 and Franchise Times Top 200+, as well as Franchise Business Review’s Top Franchises for Women, Top Franchises for Veterans, and the Top 200 Best Franchises to Buy.

The Pinch A Penny franchise was recently selected as the silver winner for Franchise Update’s prestigious STAR Award for Franchisee Satisfaction. Taking a family approach to business, Pinch A Penny provides its customers, franchisees, and employees with all the necessary resources to carry on its tradition of quality, reliability, and expertise in a fun, family-oriented atmosphere.

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Download the Pinch A Penny Franchisee Satisfaction Report

Only the brands that exceed FBR’s franchisee satisfaction benchmark are displayed on our website. Here’s how Pinch A Penny franchise owners rated their franchise.

Highlights include:

  • 95% of franchisees agree that they enjoy being a part of this organization.
  • 91% of franchisees agree that they respect their franchisor.
  • 92% of franchisees agree that they and their fellow franchisees support the brand.
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Not all franchise systems share their results publicly. Pinch A Penny does. Download the franchisee satisfaction report on Pinch A Penny for free.

Pinch A Penny Awards from Franchise Business Review

2024 Top Womens
2024 FBR Top
2024 Best Culture
2023 Most Innovative
2023 Top Veterans
2023 Most Profitable
2023 Rock Star
2023 Best Culture
2023 Recession Proof
2023 Top Women
2023 Top Franchise
FBR Hall of Fame
2022 Most Innovative
2022 Most Profitable
2022 Top Veterans
2022 Rock Star
2022 Top Recession-Proof
2022 Top Women
2022 Top 200
2022 Best Culture
2021 Most Profitable
2021 Best Culture
2021 Recession Proof
2021 Top Veterans
2021 Top Women
2021 Top
2020 Second Career
2020 Best Culture
2020 Top Veterans
2020 Top Women
2020 FBR Top
2019 FBR Top
2019 FBR Innovative
2019 FBR Veterans
2019 FBR Womens

Pinch A Penny Franchise Franchise Information

Business Model

Retail, pool cleaning and repairs, and an array of backyard services such as pressure washing and landscape lighting.

Key Benefits

As the nation’s largest swimming pool retail, service, and repair franchise, Pinch A Penny has developed a dominant presence in a booming backyard-focused industry that’s led to strong average unit sales of more than $1.7 million*.

There are multiple revenue streams from retail, maintenance, and repair services for customers year-round. When the temps drop, cleaning service and hot tub needs rise. And whatever the weather, the do-it-yourselfers are routinely coming in-store for additional expertise and new products.

Owning a pool or spa requires regular treatment and maintenance. Pinch A Penny’s expert advice and services, such as routine water testing, coupled with their huge selection of proprietary and specialized products, attract customers and keep them coming back.

Pinch A Penny takes a family approach to their business and that includes how they treat Franchise Owners. You can be confident you will have all the necessary resources to carry on our tradition of quality, reliability and expertise in a fun, family-oriented atmosphere.

*For the year ending December 31, 2021, Pinch A Penny had 262 stores open. Of those stores, 257 have been open at least one year. Of those open at least one year, the average annual gross sales were $1,773,164 and some stores (39%) had annual gross sales that exceeded the average. Your results may differ. There is no assurance that you will do as well. See our 2022 Franchise Disclosure Document for more information.

Marketing Support

While referrals are important, the brand does not expect franchisees to rely solely on just that or self promotion to make your franchise work its hardest. They have an entire staff of advertising professionals dedicated to creating national-caliber, targeted advertising campaigns to promote the Pinch A Penny brand.

The company’s award-winning efforts have helped foster their expert reputation in the minds of target audiences. They have one of the most sophisticated pool owner databases to make sure they’re getting their marketing messages to the right people.

Training Programs

Ongoing training is always in place, but prior to a store opening, Franchise Owners complete an in-depth phase of education that takes place online, from the backyard and in the store, and results in: Pool & Spa Operator (CPO®) Certification—the world’s leading verifiable pool and spa training credential; Advanced Service Technician (AST®) Certification; and a Diploma from the Pinch A Penny Pool School.

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Pinch A Penny Franchise Reviews & Testimonials

Actual owner reviews from our third party, independent surveys.

  • The local store owners are very helpful to me and we collaborate often.

    Anonymous, Pinch a Penny Franchise Owner

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  • The training is 4 weeks and covers a lot of subjects related to the operations of the business.

    Alejandro, Pinch a Penny Franchise Owner

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  • Owning a Pinch A Penny gave me the chance to own a good cash flow business at the same time have the chance to spend time with family.

    Anonymous, Pinch a Penny Franchise Owner

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Pinch A Penny Pool Patio Spa provides a wide selection of pool supplies including liquid chlorine, tablets, pumps, filters and more.

Request Information
  • Min. Cash Required: $150,000
  • Net Worth Required: $350,000
  • Total Startup Investment: $480,925 - $814,200
  • Franchising Since: 1976
  • Franchise Units: 291

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