The Leading Edge of Aquatic Design
Named by Robb Report as the most influential pool designer in the world, Skip Phillips of Questar Pools & Spas, is said to deliver “a palpable elegance and a sleek aesthetic.” The San Diego-based waterscape artist and industry expert places as much, if not more, 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, then we did the right thing,” notes Phillips. “Fire, food, and water,” he adds, “are design tenets for defining the principles of what draws someone to a destination, [that’s] my design philosophy.”
Frequently, he travels in search of innovative materials and applications, which 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 publications like San Diego, Decor & Style, San Diego Home & Garden, Custom Builder, and Home magazines, and multiple national television profiles.
Questar also specializes in BioNova® Natural Pools that are completely chemical-free and ecologically friendly.
Today, Questar continues to push the leading edge of aquatic design. Tireless critics 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 watershapes, Questar is the company to call.