A swimming pool service franchise has appointed a well-know industry veteran to its advisory board.

Monrovia, Calif.-based VivoPools has brought on Vance Gillette to work closely with the firm's leadership on strategic alliances and product development efforts. In this role, Gillette will draw on his 45 years of experience to help drive VivoPools' continued growth.

"The company's innovation and focus on the clients experience is exactly where the industry needs to go," said Gillette, who previously worked for Zodiac Pool Systems as vice president of business development before retiring in 2013.

Founded in 2010, VivoPools expanded into the franchise model in 2012. Currently there are 14 VivoPools locations, six of which are company-owned, across Arizona, California, Florida and Nevada. Recently, its eighth franchise location opened in Bergen, N.J, the first on the East Coast.

"Since it's inception four years ago, VivoPools has experienced rapid growth, and we are always looking for insight and guidance from top talent in the industry to sustain that expansion," said Willan Johnson, CEO and founder of the company.