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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.

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 Florida, Georgia and Alabama 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.

Our company's direction is quite simple. We strive to be unrivaled in providing value, quality and service to our customers. Perhaps that's why we're now 175 stores strong and growing. But we'd also like to think it's because our expertise is something you can count on to keep your pool and spa its healthiest and your family its happiest. In fact, our stores are all staffed with fully-trained people. We have more Certified Pool Operators than any other company in the world and our continuing education programs are unparalleled. So why trust your pool or spa to anyone else? Only Pinch A Penny gives you the answers, tools and products you need to make your pool care routine go swimmingly.

Since opening its first store in 1975, Pinch A Penny has become the largest franchised retail pool, patio and spa company in the world. A family-owned business, Pinch A Penny began with the Thomas family opening a discount store within an industrial park in Clearwater, Florida. This first store evolved into a full-time, full-service retail store offering everything needed to operate and enjoy a swimming pool or spa. Pinch A Penny carries a wide variety of products such as chemicals, equipment, patio furniture, giftware, toys, and floats for the pool or beach.

The company began issuing franchises in 1976, always promoting its "family-owned" culture. Today, Pinch A Penny is 175 stores strong and growing and provides virtually every product needed to help enjoy a pool or spa to its fullest. The company's meteoric rise proves that knowledge, hard work, integrity and the care and commitment that can only come from such a labor of love is the greatest avenue to success.

We don't just run you through the basics, and leave you to learn on your own. You'll be required to undergo up to four weeks of training on virtually every aspect of pool care. Only then can you confidently and thoroughly serve your customers. Plus, we offer on-going training opportunities for you and your associates.

Our primary training courses are conducted at the Pinch A Penny Corporate Headquarters in Clearwater, Florida, by some of the industry's most knowledgeable experts. Our Training Coordinator is a Certified Pool Operator Instructor recognized by the National Swimming Pool Foundation, and Certified Aquatic Facility Operators.

Your Training Coordinator will leave no stone unturned. After all, the more you know about what you sell and why you sell it, the more valuable your business will be - for both you and your customers. In fact, we've found the key to any franchisee's success is the ability to develop a loyal customer base through such extensive knowledge and customer service, which is unmatched by your competitors.

We're founded on the belief that only together can we achieve the kind of unparalleled success we've enjoyed to date. When you buy a Pinch A Penny store, you become a part of the family. We'll support you in both opening your store, which includes sales training and merchandising, and giving you an in-depth knowledge of the technical aspects of the business.

Pinch A Penny is based upon a unique and proven concept - provide an extensive line of pool and spa care products and the expertise to use them wisely. We don't just ring up purchases. Instead, we're a source of advice many pool owners quickly come to rely on.

Pinch A Penny stores offer one of the most complete lines of pool chemicals, maintenance equipment, and parts & accessories available anywhere, which gives franchisees a competitive advantage. Combine this with top-of-the-line patio furniture, games, toys, floats, grills, above-ground pools and more that Pinch A Penny has available, and consumers have a one-stop resource for anything and everything they need for pools and spas.

During warmer months, business increases dramatically and store owners must put in long days to properly service customers' needs. As in any well-run retail business, you must also attend to the demands of ordering, stocking inventory, and housekeeping.

Consider this. Of the three Southeastern states we operate in, Florida enjoys the second highest number of pool owners in the U.S. Combine that with a strong population growth in the South, a climate ideal for poolside living, and you've got a strong potential for great returns on your investment.

How do we know? Because we've done our homework. It's also reassuring to consider that pools and spas need continual maintenance. So not only is our combined market growing, those pools and spas already in place provide a solid base for business.


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