Swimming Pool / Spa
Linn County Public Health
1020 - 6th Street SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
Phone: (319) 892-6000 Fax: (319) 892-6099
Facility Name: MainStay Suites
Registration No: SP57-056-100
Notes: Pool closed due to high pH, high free chlorine, and for a lack of main drain compliance with VGB cover installation date and certification documentation. Once these three items are addressed the pool may be approved for re-opening.
All other items must be addressed within 30 days and written notice of how you corrected the items provided to Linn County Public Health Department.
10/19 - CPO contacted dept. all items corrected.
|Item: Copies of certificates (CPO, Lifeguard, First Aid, Basic Water Rescue, and CPR) kept in facility|
|Comment: Current CPO certificate not available on-site. Verify that CPO certification is up to date and provide a copy to our department. CPO certificate on-site at time of inspection expired in 2017.|
|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|
|Comment: No annual review and sign-off of MSD sheets is being done currently. Implement this practice.|
|Item: A written emergency plan shall be provided and reviewed annually|
|Comment: Annual review of emergency plan for pool shall be done with all staff who work with the pool or at the front desk. They each need to sign and date that they have reviewed the plan each year.|
|Item: Dates and quantities of chemical additions (superchlorination) must be included in Operational Records|
|Comment: Dates and additions of chemicals not being recorded in operational records.|
|Item: Monthly ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) shall be included in Operational Records|
|Comment: Monthly GFCI tests not being recorded in operational records.|
|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|
|Comment: Unable to find date of installation and certification documentation for main drains for compliance with VGB regulation.|
|Item: Dates when filters are backwashed, cleaned, or changed included in Operational Records|
|Comment: Not being done currently. This information needs to be recorded in your daily operational records.|
|Item: The pH level of a spa / pool shall be 7.2 to 7.8|
|Comment: pH reading well above 8.0.|
|Item: Pool water shall have a free chlorine residual of at least 1.0 ppm and no greater than 8.0 ppm, or a total bromine residual of at least 2.0 ppm and no greater than 18.0 ppm when pool is in use|
|Comment: Free chlorine measured over 14 ppm at time of inspection. Pool closed until this is corrected.|
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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).