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: Gateway Gardens
Address: 2981 6th St SW
Cedar Rapids, IA  52404
Person Contacted: Doug Becker
Title: CPO
Registration No: SP57-044-100
Type: Routine

Water Quality Information
Name: Outdoor Pool >= 1500 sq ft
Registration No: SP57-044-100
Area (ft.): 2625
Volume (Sq. ft.): 88000
Filter Type: Sand
Filter Rate:
Turnover Rate:
Chlorine (Free): 1.07
ORP: 600
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): 1.90
Chlorine (Combined): .83
Bromine:
Pool: 2-18ppm Spa: 4-18ppm
Water Quality Information (continued)
Cyanuric Acid: 18
Must be less than 80 ppm
pH: 7.5
Pool and Spa: 7.2ppm-7.8ppm
If less than 6.8 or greater than 8.2 = closure
Total Alkalinity: 61
Calcium Hardness: 125
Temperature (F):
Spa must not exceed 104°
Type of Disinfectant: Chlorine
Smoke Free Air Act
1. Facility in compliance with smoking ban?
( If no, complete complaint form )

Notes: Pool was closed at time of inspection due to low ORP. Patrons were removed from the pool and then chemicals were added. Pool was allowed to re-open after chemicals were allowed to rise to minimum level.

# Section Reference Ref. Page
1) Management/Personnel Pool: 15.4(6)f 24
Spa: 15.51(5)e 17
  Comment: Facility was not submitting monthly micro tests.
  Item: Records shall include results of chemical tests, results of microbial analyses, reports of complaints/injuries/illnesses, daily water temp. (spa), dates of draining/cleaning, and dates of review of MSDS
   
2) Management/Personnel Pool: 15.4(6)i 25
Spa: 15.51(5)g 18
  Comment: Did not have an operation manual for all equipment supporting the operation of the pool. Also missing written procedures for the following tasks: superchlorination, keeping chemical feed system supplied, maintaining the controller sensors, backwashing, and vacuuming.
  Item: A permanent manual of operation shall be kept in facility
   
3) Management/Personnel Pool: 15.4(6)l 25
Spa: 15.51(5)j 18
  Comment: Emergency plans were missing as well as annual review of said plans. After reviewing the emergency plans each employee must verify and document in log book.
  Item: A written emergency plan shall be provided and reviewed annually
   
4) Management/Personnel Pool: 15.4(6)f(6) 24
Spa: 15:51(5)e(8) 17
  Comment: GFCI test results were not recorded in log book.
  Item: Monthly ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) shall be included in Operational Records
   
5) Management/Personnel Pool: 15.4(4)h(1) 18
Spa: 15.51(4)f 14
  Comment: Facility does not have the manufacturer sheet that states the cover is in compliance and the installed life of the cover.
  Item: Main drain and Safety Vacuum Release System documentation (VGB) with dates of installation must be kept in facility. Each SVRS shall be tested monthly and the test dates recorded
   
6) Management/Personnel Pool: 15.4(2)e 10 and 11
Spa: 15.51(2)e 11 and 12
  Comment: Free chlorine and pH were not being tested and recorded every 4 hours as required.
  Item: Manual tests are not being conducted as often as necessary
   
7) Marking Pool: 15.4(4)i(2) 19
Spa: 15.51(4)g 15
  Comment: Pool shell is starting to crack and chip paint.
  Item: Pool and Spa walls and floor shall be smooth and easily cleanable
   
8) Safety Pool: 15.4(4)f(4) 17
  Comment: Band-aids and self adhering gauze bandage were missing from the first aid kit.
  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.
   
9) Safety Pool: 15.4(4)l(2) 21
Spa: 15.51(4)k(2) 16
  Comment: The south east corner of the fence, south west, and north west corners all have fence posts that are higher than 4 inches off the ground.
  Item: A fence, wall, or other means of enclosure shall have no openings that would allow the passage of a 4-inch sphere, and shall not be easily climbable by toddlers.
   
10) Safety Pool: 15.4(4)b(2) 13
  Comment: The North ladder and handrail are both loose.
  Item: Pool ladders, ramps, handrails, and grab rails shall be securely anchored.
   
11) Safety Pool: 15.4(6)k 25
Spa: 15.51(5)i 18
  Comment: MSDS review was not done and recorded in log book by each employee.
  Item: Copies of MSDS sheets shall be available for employee review. Each member of staff shall review MSDS annually.
   
  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).