Vinyl-lined, fiberglass and concrete pools We rate them all in this pros and cons chart

While we’ve seen some funky shipping container pools, the three most popular types of inground pool are vinyl-lined, fiberglass and concrete (also known as gunite). Which pool is best? We make it easy to evaluate the pros and cons of each type with this handy chart, covering everything from upfront cost to swim experience. The more stars the pool gets on each of our nine criteria, the better. Dive into the details to discover why we gave a particular rating, and check out the overall rating for each at the bottom of the chart.