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: Holiday Inn Express
Address: 1230 Collins Rd NE
Cedar Rapids, IA  52402
Person Contacted: Anna Crain
Title: General Manager
Registration No: SP57-070-100 \ SP57-070-101
Type: Routine

Water Quality Information
Name: Indoor Pool < 1500 sq ft Indoor Spa
Registration No: SP57-070-100 SP57-070-101
Area (ft.): 528 54
Volume (Sq. ft.): 15120 797
Filter Type: Sand
Filter Rate:
Turnover Rate:
Chlorine (Free): 3
ORP: 710
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): 3.4
Chlorine (Combined): .4
Pool: 2-18ppm Spa: 4-18ppm
Cyanuric Acid:
Must be less than 80 ppm
pH: 7.2
Pool and Spa: 7.2ppm-7.8ppm
If less than 6.8 or greater than 8.2 = closure
Total Alkalinity: 60
Calcium Hardness: 680


Water Quality Information (continued)
Name: Indoor Pool < 1500 sq ft Indoor Spa
Registration No: SP57-070-100 SP57-070-101
Temperature (F): 88
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 )

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1) Management/Personnel Pool: 15.4(6)a 23
Spa: 15.51(5)a 16
  Comment: Hotel changed ownership and management as of last week. New CPO is being sought out. Notify this Dept. as soon as your CPO is hired.
  Item: Certified Operator required
2) Management/Personnel Pool: 15.4(6)f 24
Spa: 15.51(5)e 17
  Comment: No annual review of Material Safety Data sheets being done currently. All staff involved in pool maintenance and pool water testing shall review current MSD sheets annually and sign and date when this is completed.
  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 is not being recorded in operational records.
  Item: Monthly ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) shall be included in Operational Records
4) Management/Personnel Pool: 15.4(6)l 25
Spa: 15.51(5)j 18
  Comment: No emergency action plan available at time of inspection. Create or seek out an emergency action plan for pool incidents that includes drowning or serious illness or injury, chemical handling accidents, and weather emergencies (tornadoes). This plan must be reviewed annually with all mainenance, managment, and front desk staff that work during pool hours.
  Item: A written emergency plan shall be provided and reviewed annually
5) Management/Personnel Pool: 15.4(2)e 10 and 11
Spa: 15.51(2)e 11 and 12
  Comment: Pool hours begin at 5:30 am but first chemical testing is not being done until 6 am. Testing shall be done 1/2 hour prior to pool opening each day. This is very important as chemistry can have changed significantly overnight and the water must be verified as safe prior to allowing patrons to enter. Either change hours of pool operation or test earlier in the morning.
  Item: Manual tests are not being conducted as often as necessary
6) Management/Personnel Pool: 15.4(2)e 10 and 11
Spa: 15.51(2)e 11 and 12
  Comment: On day of inspection the only testing that had been done was at 8 am. Inspection began at 12:40 pm. Daily, Weekly and monthly testing also not being recorded as necessary on the pool log sheets.
  Item: Not tested/recorded as often as necessary in Operation Records
7) Filtration/Recirculation Pool: 15.4(1)b(4) 8
Spa: 15.51(1)e 9
  Comment: Weirs not present on either of the skimmers.
  Item: Skimmer shall have an easily removable basket/screen upstream from any valve and have a Self-adjusting weir in place
  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).