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: MainStay Suites
Address: 5145 Rockwell Dr NE
Cedar Rapids, IA  52402
Person Contacted: Unknown
Title: N/A
Registration No: 57-0621-056-2-B-001
Type: Routine

Water Quality Information
Name: Indoor Pool < 1500 sq ft
Registration No: 57-0621-056-2-B-001
Area (ft.): 536
Volume (Sq. ft.): 16080
Filter Type: Sand
Filter Rate:
Turnover Rate:
Chlorine (Free): 14.8
ORP: 785
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:
Pool: 2-18ppm Spa: 4-18ppm
Water Quality Information (continued)
Cyanuric Acid:
Must be less than 80 ppm
pH: 8+
Pool and Spa: 7.2ppm-7.8ppm
If less than 6.8 or greater than 8.2 = closure
Total Alkalinity:
Calcium Hardness:
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 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.

# Section Reference Ref. Page
1) Management/Personnel Pool: 15.4(6)h 25
  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: Copies of certificates (CPO, Lifeguard, First Aid, Basic Water Rescue, and CPR) kept in facility
   
2) Management/Personnel Pool: 15.4(6)f 24
Spa: 15.51(5)e 17
  Comment: No annual review and sign-off of MSD sheets is being done currently. Implement this practice.
  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)l 25
Spa: 15.51(5)j 18
  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: A written emergency plan shall be provided and reviewed annually
   
4) Management/Personnel Pool: 15.4(6)f(4) 24
Spa: 15.51(5)e(5) 17
  Comment: Dates and additions of chemicals not being recorded in operational records.
  Item: Dates and quantities of chemical additions (superchlorination) must be included in Operational Records
   
5) Management/Personnel Pool: 15.4(6)f(6) 24
Spa: 15:51(5)e(8) 17
  Comment: Monthly GFCI tests not being recorded in operational records.
  Item: Monthly ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) shall be included in Operational Records
   
6) Management/Personnel Pool: 15.4(4)h(1) 18
Spa: 15.51(4)f 14
  Comment: Unable to find date of installation and certification documentation for main drains for compliance with VGB regulation.
  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
   
7) Management/Personnel Pool: 15.4(6)f(5) 24
Spa: 15.51(5)e(6) 17
  Comment: Not being done currently. This information needs to be recorded in your daily operational records.
  Item: Dates when filters are backwashed, cleaned, or changed included in Operational Records
   
8) Water Quality Pool: 15.4(2)b 10
Spa: 15.51(2)b 10
  Comment: pH reading well above 8.0.
  Item: The pH level of a spa / pool shall be 7.2 to 7.8
   
9) Water Quality Pool: 15.4(2)a(1) 9
  Comment: Free chlorine measured over 14 ppm at time of inspection. Pool closed until this is corrected.
  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
   
  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).