amed by Robb Report as the most influential pool designer in the world, Skip Phillips, owner of Pool Spa Technologies, lead designer and former owner of Questar Pools and Spas, and consultant for Pure Stainless Steel Pools in Canada and for Latham, the world’s largest pool manufacturer, is said to deliver “a palpable elegance and a sleek aesthetic.”
The waterscape artist and industry expert, who is based in San Diego, California and Tyler, Texas, places as much emphasis on structure and hydraulics as he does aesthetics—the latter of which have been attributed to his ability to make water “dance.”
Designs by Phillips are marked by a seamless fluidity between the natural environs and the constructed landscape. In fact, he views the pool as an architectural extension of the home.
“If someone walks into the backyard and feels the environment connects and that it’s a great space to be in, then we did the right thing,” notes Phillips. “Fire, food, and water are design tenets for defining the principles of what draws someone to a destination; they, and reflective and audible qualities, are my primary design philosophies.”
Frequently, Phillips travels in search of innovative materials and applications that inform his signature waterscapes. Natural stone and glass figure prominently in
his work, which has been featured in Deborah K. Dietsch’s Dream Pools, as
well as in magazines like San Diego, Decor & Style, San Diego Home & Garden, Custom Builder and Home. His designs also have been the subject of multiple national television profiles.
Known primarily for his innovations in vanishing-edge and other water-in-transit design details, Phillips also is an internationally recognized educator whose focus is the intricate cosmetic and mechanical details relating to more complex pool and spa designs. Pool Spa Technologies also specializes in BioNova® Natural Pools that are chemical-free and ecologically friendly.
Today, Phillips and Pool Spa Technologies continue to push the leading edge of aquatic design. A tireless critic of the rank-and-file swimming pool and spa industry, Phillips constantly works to elevate standards for design, engineering and construction.
For innovative designs and dazzling waterscapes, Pool Spa Technologies is the company to call.
POOL SPA TECHOLOGIES, INC.
SWD MASTER, SOCIETY OF
Skip Phillips has been in the
pool and spa business since 1975
Consults on 10 to 15 projects per year
SERVICE AREA: International