Australian Outdoor Living boost its pools and spas division Major home improvement company Australian Outdoor Living has boosted its pools and spas division by acquiring award-winning concrete pools company, Marlin Pools. Australian Outdoor Living managing director Colin Kuchel said the company will continue marketing its customised concrete range under the Marlin Pools label to capitalise on the brand\u2019s more than 50 years\u2019 experience, reputation and goodwill it enjoys in South Australia. \u201cWhile we\u2019ve done very well with our Barrier Reef Pools fibreglass range, this exciting acquisition adds a formidable dimension to our pools product range and places us in a position for further growth, \u201d he said. \u201cWe now have a quality pool to meet just about every customer requirement and even the most challenging of construction sites.\u201d Marlin Pools\u2019 owner for the past 15 years, Hans Pullens, has joined Australian Outdoor Living to head its concrete pools division, effective immediately. Mr Pullens said he was delighted Marlin Pools had been purchased by another, premier company, to offer discerning customers the best possible pool solutions. \u201cAustralian Outdoor Living is a market leader in outdoor living and home improvement products and services and the perfect fit for Marlin Pools,\u201d he said. \u201cTogether we offer the best fibreglass pools through Australian Outdoor Living\u2019s exclusive SA dealership arrangement with Barrier Reef Pools and the best concrete swimming pools and spas, backed by the best in professionalism, workmanship, customer service and after sales service.\u201d Mr Kuchel said fibreglass pools are pre-build and require a large access area to install, whereas concrete pools such as the customised variety Marlin Pools specialises in, can be installed in \u201ceven the trickiest of locations. That\u2019s a great boon for us and for our customers,\u201d he said. Marlin Pools won two Gold Awards at the 2011 Swimming Pool and Spa Association SA (SPASA) awards for residential concrete pools valued more than $50,000 and $100,000. Click here for tips on how you can avoid hefty pool cleaning costs. Australian Outdoor Living is passionate about helping people love their life outdoors. We offer a range of products, including: \tOutdoor blinds \tArtificial grass \tRoller shutters \tConcrete\u00a0and\u00a0fibreglass\u00a0swimming pools \tCarports \tTimber decking \tPergolas, verandah and patios Have you been thinking about renovating your home? Fill out the free measure and quote form at the top of this article and a member of our dedicated sales team will be in touch.