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: La Quinta Inns & Suites
Address: 1220 Park Pl NE
Cedar Rapids, IA  52402
Person Contacted: Bhagat Rawat
Title: General Manager
Registration No: 57-0438-066-2-B-001
Type: Routine

Water Quality Information
Name: Indoor Pool < 1500 sq ft
Registration No: 57-0438-066-2-B-001
Area (ft.): 480
Volume (Sq. ft.): 14000
Filter Type: Sand
Filter Rate:
Turnover Rate:
Chlorine (Free): 2.2
ORP: 791
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): 2.6
Chlorine (Combined): .4
Bromine:
Pool: 2-18ppm Spa: 4-18ppm
Water Quality Information (continued)
Cyanuric Acid:
Must be less than 80 ppm
pH: 7.4
Pool and Spa: 7.2ppm-7.8ppm
If less than 6.8 or greater than 8.2 = closure
Total Alkalinity: 60
Calcium Hardness: 640
Temperature (F): 85
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 closure required due to non-complaince with VGB-compliant main drain covers. Contact Dustin at Linn County Public Health once facility has obtained proof that VGB-compliant drain covers were installed within the last 5 years or new covers are installed and the proper paperwork is on-site. All other items must be corrected within 30 days of this inspection. Pool shall not re-open until the above item is addressed. *GM contacted with verification that VGB drian covers replaced in 2017. DH

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1) Management/Personnel Pool: 15.4(6)h 25
  Comment: No CPO certificate available during inspection visit.
  Item: Copies of certificates (CPO, Lifeguard, First Aid, Basic Water Rescue, and CPR) kept in facility
   
2) Management/Personnel Pool: 15.4(6)l 25
Spa: 15.51(5)j 18
  Comment: Written emergency plan not available nor is the staff (front desk, maintenance, and any other staff working with pool or during pool hours) being trained annually and signing off on this document.
  Item: A written emergency plan shall be provided and reviewed annually
   
3) Management/Personnel Pool: 15.4(6)f(6) 24
Spa: 15:51(5)e(8) 17
  Item: Monthly ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) shall be included in Operational Records
   
4) Management/Personnel Pool: 15.4(4)h(1) 18
Spa: 15.51(4)f 14
  Comment: No certification paperwork available for VGB-complaint drain covers. Paperwork found during inspection indicated that covers were last installed on 1/1/13. These drain covers must be replaced within 5 years of installation and the certification records kept on site with the date of installation. Either produce proof that drain covers have been replaced since 1/1/13 or get replaced prior to re-opening pool.
  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
   
5) Management/Personnel Pool: 15.4(6)f 24
Spa: 15.51(5)e 17
  Comment: No results of microbial analyses available during inspection. Also called the laboratory at Linn County Public Health who indicated that no samples have been received from this facility since 2017. This must be done monthly.
  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
   
6) Management/Personnel Pool: 15.4(2)e 10 and 11
Spa: 15.51(2)e 11 and 12
  Comment: Only one set of daily tests performed today on pool at 5 am.
  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: Both skimmers missing weir at time of inspection. Replace.
  Item: Skimmer shall have an easily removable basket/screen upstream from any valve and have a Self-adjusting weir in place
   
8) Safety Pool: 15.4(4)f(4) 17
  Comment: Only first aid kit present is located in chemical/control room. First aid kit must be available in the pool area and accessible to pool users or located at the front desk and have a sign clearly indicating where the kit is located.
  Item: A swimming pool facility shall have a first-aid kit. Where lifeguards are not provided, the first-aid kit shall be prominently mounted in the swimming pool enclosure, or a sign stating its location shall be posted near the swimming pool.
   
9) Safety Pool: 15.4(4)f(6) 17 and 18
  Comment: An emergency telephone shall be provided in the pool enclosure or a sign must be placed in the pool enclosure indicating where the emergency phone is located (likely the front desk in this case).
  Item: At swimming pools where lifeguards are employed, a telephone shall be available to the swimming pool staff for emergency purposes.
   
10) Safety Pool: 15.4(4)n(1)8 23
  Item: Rooms or buildings where chlorine is stored or used shall be placarded in accordance with 875--Chapter 140, Iowa Administrative Code
   
11) Safety Pool: 15.4(4)h 18 and 19
  Item: All main drains shall be VGB compliant and within expiration date
   
12) Safety Pool: 15.4(4)b(2) 13
  Comment: Pool ladder is missing the bottom two steps. Fix or replace ladder.
  Item: Pool ladders, ramps, handrails, and grab rails shall be securely anchored.
   
  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).