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: Country Inn & Suites by Carlson (North)
Address: 4444 Czech Ln NE
Cedar Rapids, IA  52402
Person Contacted: Jeffrey Nickels
Title: CPO
Registration No: SP57-057-100 \ SP57-057-101
Type: Complaint

Water Quality Information
Name: Indoor Pool < 1500 sq ft Indoor Spa
Registration No: SP57-057-100 SP57-057-101
Area (ft.): 576 70
Volume (Sq. ft.): 17165
Filter Type: Sand Sand
Filter Rate:
Turnover Rate:
Chlorine (Free): 2.4 2.8
ORP: 820 811
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): 1.2 .8
Pool: 2-18ppm Spa: 4-18ppm
Cyanuric Acid:
Must be less than 80 ppm
pH: 7.2 7.0
Pool and Spa: 7.2ppm-7.8ppm
If less than 6.8 or greater than 8.2 = closure
Total Alkalinity:
Calcium Hardness: 110 110


Water Quality Information (continued)
Name: Indoor Pool < 1500 sq ft Indoor Spa
Registration No: SP57-057-100 SP57-057-101
Temperature (F): 89 100
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: Spa to be removed later this year. Decomission spa by draining and installing a physical barrier (such as a chain) as well as a sign stating that it is closed and not to enter. Pool is to be closed until main drain covers are replaced.

# Section Reference Ref. Page
1) Management/Personnel Pool: 15.4(6)f 24
Spa: 15.51(5)e 17
  Comment: Annual staff review of MSDS not on site. Most recently completed in 2015. All staff who work in pool area and do pool testing shall review and sign off on these each year. Form for pool incidents in the pool notebook but they are not using them to record incidents.
  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)l 25
Spa: 15.51(5)j 18
  Comment: No record of annual employee review of pool emergency plan.
  Item: A written emergency plan shall be provided and reviewed annually
3) Management/Personnel Pool: 15.4(6)f(4) 24
Spa: 15.51(5)e(5) 17
  Comment: No logs of dates and quantities of chemical additions in the past year. Most recent logs date to mid 2017.
  Item: Dates and quantities of chemical additions (superchlorination) must be included in Operational Records
4) Management/Personnel Pool: 15.4(6)f(6) 24
Spa: 15:51(5)e(8) 17
  Comment: Monthly GFCI tests are not being recorded.
  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: Main drain covers are outdated and thus not VGB compliant. New covers reported to be on-site but have not been installed. One of the existing drain covers is also cracked. Covers for suction inlets on sides of pool also not VGB compliant. Install all new covers that are in compliance with VGB act and maintain records on-site.
  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(6)f(5) 24
Spa: 15.51(5)e(6) 17
  Comment: Records do not include maintenance records for backwashing, cleaning, or filter changes.
  Item: Dates when filters are backwashed, cleaned, or changed included in Operational Records
7) Management/Personnel Pool: 15.4(2)e 10 and 11
Spa: 15.51(2)e 11 and 12
  Comment: Weekly and monthly testing not being recorded (combined Chlorine, alkalinity, and calcium hardness).
  Item: Manual tests are not being conducted as often as necessary
8) Filtration/Recirculation Pool: 15.4(4)h 18
Spa: 15.51(4)f 14
  Comment: Main drain cover cracked. Pool shall be closed until drain covers are replaced with VGB compliant covers.
  Item: Each outlet including main drains shall be designed to prevent user entrapment. Spa or pool shall be closed if drain is broken.
9) Filtration/Recirculation Pool: 15.4(1)b(1) 8
Spa: 15.51(1)c 8
  Comment: Multiple flow meters and temperature gauges not functional.
  Item: Flow meters and all related components of the water recirculation system shall operate continuously if pool/spa contains water
10) Filtration/Recirculation Pool: 15.4(1)b(4) 8
Spa: 15.51(1)e 9
  Comment: Self-adjusting weirs not in place.
  Item: Skimmer shall have an easily removable basket/screen upstream from any valve and have a Self-adjusting weir in place
11) Marking Pool: 15.4(4)i(2) 19
Spa: 15.51(4)g 15
  Comment: chipping paint and plaster present in pool and spa. Resurfacing is needed to ensure the walls and floors of the pool are smooth and easily cleanable. CPO Jeff remarked that spa is to be decomissioned.
  Item: Pool and Spa walls and floor shall be smooth and easily cleanable
12) Marking Pool: 15.4(4)j(1) 20
  Comment: Depth markers in varying states of ledgibility. Replace all depth markers with easily readable markings.
  Item: Depth Markers shall be painted or otherwise marked on the deck within 3 ft. of the edge of the swimming pool
13) Safety Pool: 15.4(4)f(4) 17
  Comment: First Aid kit missing a sterile 4x4" bandage compress and a cold compress.
  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.
14) Safety Pool: 15.4(4)f(6) 18
Spa: 15.51(4)d 13
  Comment: Emergency phone not functioning. Either provide a working phone at all times or remove phone and replace with a sign stating that the emergency phone is located at the front desk instead.
  Item: Swimming pools where lifeguards are not provided shall have a designated emergency phone and shall be available to users of swimming pools when the swimming pool is open. When the telephone is not within the confines of the swimming pool, the location of the emergency telephone shall be posted in a conspicuous place within the swimming pool enclosure. Instructions for emergency use of the telephone shall be posted near the telephone.
  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).