You normally want to give it about a month to heal, so I would not suggest getting it when you know you'll be going into a pool. Obviously, it's up to you what you do, but my advice would be to wait until you're in a situation where you don't have to worry about an infection. If you do choose to do it, keep a careful eye on any discharge or redness. If you remove the piercing two weeks in, it will likely close up.
I had my nostril pierced three months ago (titanium stud). One month later, a bump of similar size to the stud appeared on the side of my piercing. I went to the dermatologist; he did a lab test. He said there was no infection and it was a foreign body reaction. He advised me that it will probably never go away unless I take it out, and that even then, it may not go away. Have you ever heard of something like this resolving itself while leaving the jewelry in?
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