Swimming Pool / Spa
Inspection Report


Linn County Public Health
501 - 13th Street NW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52405-3700
Phone: (319) 892-6000 Fax: (319) 892-6099
E-mail: health@linncounty.org
  Facility Name: Quality Inn North
Address: 4747 1st Ave SE
Cedar Rapids, IA  52402
Person Contacted: Unknown
Title: N/A
Registration No: 57-0629-068-2-B-001 \ 57-0629-068-2-F-002
Type: Routine

Water Quality Information
Name: Indoor Pool < 1500 sq ft Indoor Spa
Registration No: 57-0629-068-2-B-001 57-0629-068-2-F-002
Area (ft.): 252 40
Volume (Sq. ft.): 7250 750
Filter Type: Sand
Filter Rate: 20 gpm
Turnover Rate:
Chlorine (Free):
ORP: 403
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):
Chlorine (Combined):
Bromine: 7.8
Pool: 2-18ppm Spa: 4-18ppm
Cyanuric Acid:
Must be less than 80 ppm
pH: 7.8
Pool and Spa: 7.2ppm-7.8ppm
If less than 6.8 or greater than 8.2 = closure
Total Alkalinity: 240
Calcium Hardness:

 

Water Quality Information (continued)
Name: Indoor Pool < 1500 sq ft Indoor Spa
Registration No: 57-0629-068-2-B-001 57-0629-068-2-F-002
Temperature (F): 90
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 closed due to low ORP reading. The facility needs to organize their records, training procedures, and overall pool operations and emergency action plans to make less confusing and more user-friendly. Test kit is on-site and supplied but chemicals appear to be old. Replenish chemicals annually (recommend to purchase new test kit every 1 or 2 years). It is important to have MSDS sheets for chemicals kept up to date. MSDS sheets and emergency action plan must be reviewed by staff annually.

# Section Reference Ref. Page
1) Management/Personnel Pool: 15.4(6)f 24
Spa: 15.51(5)e 17
  Comment: Records on site date only back to November 2017.
  Item: CPO must keep previous 12 months of Operational Records
   
2) Management/Personnel Pool: 15.4(6)f 24
Spa: 15.51(5)e 17
  Comment: MSDS records on site but not being reviewed annually by employees. Most recent signature form for employees was from 2009.
  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
   
3) Management/Personnel Pool: 15.4(6)f(6) 24
Spa: 15:51(5)e(8) 17
  Comment: Monthly GFCI testing not being performed consistently.
  Item: Monthly ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) shall be included in Operational Records
   
4) Safety Pool: 15.4(4)f(4) 17
  Comment: No chemical cold press present in 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.
   
5) Safety Pool: 15.4(6)k 25
Spa: 15.51(5)i 18
  Comment: Not being done currently. Implement this as part of your annual procedures.
  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).