Meet our team

of industry experts

Our People

Pure Stainless is owned and operated by two of Canada’s leading pool builders, who possess more than 60 years of combined experience in designing and building custom, high-end pools, spas and backyard escapes.

Skip Phillips

Skip is one of the world’s most renowned designers and builders of custom swimming pools, spas and other forms of aquatic architecture. Skip has decades of expertise in Infinity Edge, Zero Edge and Vanishing Edge Design. He is regarded as the leading global authority on vanishing edge design, having pioneered a number of the effect’s tricky aesthetic and technical details. Skip is co-founder of Genesis, an aquatics educational organization widely credited for transforming and uplifting the pool and spa industry. Since the early 1990s, he has received almost-constant coverage in trade magazines, television segments, including multiple HGTV appearances, newspapers and prestigious national publications, such as Better Homes & GardensNew York Timesand Wall Street Journal. 

Gene Brown

Gene is the only Platinum-Level Genesis 3 designer in Canada and one of just a few platinum-certified pool builders in the world. Located in Kelowna, British Columbia, he is known for his precision, quality and innovation in creating world-class pools across Western Canada. Gene’s work has been featured in Luxury Pools Magazine, Aqua Magazine, Canadian Architecture and Design Magazine, and many more. His projects have earned the top prize for best pool and spa in Canada many years running, as well as other esteemed international industry awards.

Chris Neal

Chris has become the Greater Toronto Area’s premier pool builder, known for custom, contemporary concrete and fiberglass pool and spa designs that exemplify style, luxury and craftsmanship. His creations have won The Pool and Hot Tub Council of Canada’s prestigious titles year-after-year, establishing Chris as a trusted industry leader and innovator. His work has been showcased in Pool, Spa and Patio Magazine, Concrete Expressions Magazine and Luxury Pools Magazine.

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