In December, Poolwerx said it had signed four franchisees, but the fourth was not ready to be named. Now it's official: Bobbi's Retail Store and service firm MEH Pools, owned by Mark and Bobbi Howard, now will sport the Poolwerx brand. The pair will operate four branches - Union Hills, McDowell and Mountain Ranch, Scottsdale and Cactus, and Cactus Corridor. They have been in the industry more than 30 years and bring one retail store and 14 service trucks. They will run the company with their daughter Tiffany Meuret and her husband Kevin. The Howards will train at Poolwerx's Australian headquarters in February 2016 and will transition to the brand shortly afterward.

Combined, Poolwerx's four franchisees will cover 13 territories and bring six stores and 20 service vans, with more to come, said Poolwerx CEO John O’Brien.