Swimming Pool / Spa
Inspection Report

Linn County Public Health
1020 - 6th Street SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
Phone: (319) 892-6000 Fax: (319) 892-6099
E-mail: health@linncounty.org
  Facility Name: AmericInn Lodge & Suites
Address: 8910 6th St SW
Cedar Rapids, IA  52404
Person Contacted: Steve Selken
Title: CPO
Registration No: SP57-103-100 \ SP57-103-101
Type: Routine

Water Quality Information
Name: Indoor Pool < 1500 sq ft Indoor Spa
Registration No: SP57-103-100 SP57-103-101
Area (ft.): 565 136
Volume (Sq. ft.): 17000 2500
Filter Type:
Filter Rate:
Turnover Rate:
Chlorine (Free): 5.0 0.6
ORP: 707 725
Pool: 1-8ppm, ORP 700-880 mV
If less than 0.6ppm or greater than 8.0ppm = closure
Spa: 2-8 ppm ORP 700-880 mV
If less than 1.0ppm or greater than 8.0ppm = closure
Chlorine (Total): 5.4
Chlorine (Combined): 0.4
Pool: 2-18ppm Spa: 4-18ppm
Cyanuric Acid:
Must be less than 80 ppm
pH: 7.2
Pool and Spa: 7.2ppm-7.8ppm
If less than 6.8 or greater than 8.2 = closure
Total Alkalinity: 90
Calcium Hardness:


Water Quality Information (continued)
Name: Indoor Pool < 1500 sq ft Indoor Spa
Registration No: SP57-103-100 SP57-103-101
Temperature (F):
Spa must not exceed 104°
Type of Disinfectant: Chlorine Chlorine

Smoke Free Air Act
1. Facility in compliance with smoking ban?
( If no, complete complaint form )

Notes: Several items are repeat violations. Items must be addressed and corrected.

Spa circulation system has considerable air leak. Leak could be potential cause of frequent low levels of free chlorine. Repair leak.

Spa was closed at time of inspection. Spa may re-open once free chlorine levels are increased and maintained at 2.0-8.0ppm.

# Section Reference Ref. Page
1) Management/Personnel Pool: 15.4(6)l 25
Spa: 15.51(5)j 18
  Comment: Not able to verify annual review of written emergency plan. Written emergency plan was included in records.
  Item: A written emergency plan shall be provided and reviewed annually
2) Water Quality Spa: 15.51(2)a(1) 9
  Comment: Spa free chlorine was measured at 0.6ppm. Operational records indicate that spa is frequently below 2.0ppm. Spa must be maintained at 2.0-8.0 ppm and closed if below 1.0ppm.
  Item: Spa water shall have a free chlorine residual of at least 2.0 ppm and no greater than 8.0 ppm, or a total bromine residual of at least 4.0 ppm and no greater than 18.0 ppm when the spa is open for use
3) Safety Pool: 15.4(4)f(4) 17
  Comment: First aid kit was missing 4x4 bandage, self-adhering gauze, and chemical cold compress. Provide.
  Item: A first-aid kit shall be equipped with: band-aids, sterile 4x4 bandage compress, self-adhering gauze bandage, disposable gloves, and a chemical cold press.
4) Safety Pool: 15.4(4)b(3) 13
  Comment: Missing escutcheon plates at both pool and spa entrance. Also missing caps on ladder in deep end of pool. Provide.
  Item: The lower end of each ladder rail shall be securely covered with a smooth nonmetallic cap.
5) Safety Spa: 15.51(4)l 16
  Comment: Spa control timer exceeds 10 minute time limit. Must prohibit ability of timer to exceed 10 minutes.
  Item: The agitation system control (timer) shall be installed out of the reach of persons in the spa. The "on" cycle for the agitation system shall be no more than ten minutes
  Name   Date
Inspector: Inspection:
Report Received By: Received:
Reviewed By: Reviewed:

These items must be corrected as soon as possible in order to comply with the Iowa Department of Public Health Swimming Pool and Spa Rules. A letter regarding the actions which will be taken in order to correct all deficiencies must be submitted within 30 days to this office. If for any reason you take issue with any of the items cited regarding swimming pool rules, a variance can be requested by following the instructions in the Iowa Department of Public Health Swimming Pools manual, amended July 8th, 2009, page 57, section 641-15.7 (135I). Variance requests regarding spa rules must be made in compliance with the instructions in the Iowa Department of Public Health Spa manual, revised July 8th, 2009, page 32, section 641-15.7 (135I).