When I developed osteoarthritis, I learned that humidity and air pressure caused pain. I also found out from my doctor that exercise could reduce joint pain symptoms. I soon started swimming at my local pool to stay active while limiting the stress on my joints. After some time, I decided to invest in a pool on my own property. A pool contractor helped with the installation and I used the pool religiously. I had a lot to learn about pool care though, because the water turned green with algae a month after installation. I then over chlorinated the pool and broke one of the hoses connected to the filter. After some mishaps, I learned how to clean, sanitize, and use the filter correctly. If you are thinking about pool installation, read my blog first to find out about all the tips and tricks I now know about pool care.