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: Fairfield Inns & Suites
Address: 605 32nd Ave SW
Cedar Rapids, IA  52404
Person Contacted: Gloria Smith
Title: General Manager
Registration No: SP57-111-100 \ SP57-111-101
Type: Routine

Water Quality Information
Name: Indoor Pool < 1500 sq ft Indoor Spa
Registration No: SP57-111-100 SP57-111-101
Area (ft.): 273 52
Volume (Sq. ft.): 7549 909
Filter Type: Sand Sand
Filter Rate:
Turnover Rate:
Chlorine (Free):
ORP: 690 635
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: 1.8 .4
Pool: 2-18ppm Spa: 4-18ppm
Cyanuric Acid:
Must be less than 80 ppm
pH: 7.8 7.4
Pool and Spa: 7.2ppm-7.8ppm
If less than 6.8 or greater than 8.2 = closure
Total Alkalinity: 140 70
Calcium Hardness: 150 60


Water Quality Information (continued)
Name: Indoor Pool < 1500 sq ft Indoor Spa
Registration No: SP57-111-100 SP57-111-101
Temperature (F): 105
Spa must not exceed 104°
Type of Disinfectant: Bromine Bromine
Disinfection make and model:
Drain Cover make and model:
Drain Cover exp. date:

Smoke Free Air Act
1. Facility in compliance with smoking ban?
( If no, complete complaint form )

Notes: Pool and spa closed at time of inspection due to low bromine levels (pool and spa) and high temperature in the water (spa). Additionally, due to the lack of a certified pool operator on staff, lack of operational records (including daily/weekly/monthly testing), lack of monthly microbial analyses, and general lack of training of pool staff on material safety data sheets and emergency plan for the pool and spa both the pool and spa are closed until these items can be satisfactorily addressed.

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1) Management/Personnel Pool: 15.4(6)a 23
Spa: 15.51(5)a 16
  Item: Certified Operator required
  Comment: No Certified Pool Operator associated with or employed by facility.
2) Management/Personnel Pool: 15.4(6)f 24
Spa: 15.51(5)e 17
  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 monthly microbial analysis being done at facility. This is a requirement. No daily or weekly pool testing is being recorded in the log book. Daily spa temperature not being taken. No information recorded for maintenance of pool/spa, chemical additions, draining/cleaning of pool/spa being kept. No annual review of MSD sheets being done with pool staff.
3) Management/Personnel Pool: 15.4(6)l 25
Spa: 15.51(5)j 18
  Item: A written emergency plan shall be provided and reviewed annually
  Comment: No written emergency action plan being reviewed with pool staff annually.
4) 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
  Comment: No monthly GFCI tests being done nor recorded.
5) Management/Personnel Pool: 15.4(6)f(4) 24
Spa: 15.51(5)e(5) 17
  Item: Dates and quantities of chemical additions (superchlorination) must be included in Operational Records
  Comment: Not being tracked in records.
6) Management/Personnel Pool: 15.4(6)f(5) 24
Spa: 15.51(5)e(6) 17
  Item: Dates when filters are backwashed, cleaned, or changed included in Operational Records
  Comment: Not being recorded.
7) Management/Personnel Pool: 15.4(2)e 10 and 11
Spa: 15.51(2)e 11 and 12
  Item: Not tested/recorded as often as necessary in Operation Records
  Comment: Unable to verify testing frequency as there are no testing records bieng taken currently.
8) Management/Personnel Pool: 15.4(2)e 10 and 11
Spa: 15.51(2)e 11 and 12
  Item: Manual tests are not being conducted as often as necessary
  Comment: Unable to verify frequency of manual testing due to lack of recordkeeping.
9) Filtration/Recirculation Pool: 15.4(4)g 18
Spa: 15.51(4)e 14
  Item: Water level shall be maintained at skimmer level
  Comment: Water level above skimmer level on pool and spa at time of inspection (no weirs in place).
10) Filtration/Recirculation Pool: 15.4(1)b(4) 8
Spa: 15.51(1)e 9
  Item: Skimmer shall have an easily removable basket/screen upstream from any valve and have a Self-adjusting weir in place
  Comment: All 3 skimmers (2 on pool and 1 on spa) are missing their weirs.
11) Water Quality Spa: 15.51(2)a(1) 9
  Item: Spa water shall have a free chlorine residual of at least 2.0 ppm and no greater than 8.0 ppm, or a total bromine residual of at least 4.0 ppm and no greater than 18.0 ppm when the spa is open for use
  Comment: Bromin residual on spa at 0.4 ppm.
12) Safety Pool: 15.4(4)f(4) 17
  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.
  Comment: First aid kit missing chemical cold compress and self-adhering gauze bandage.
13) Safety Spa: 15.51(4)b(5) 13
  Item: Spa ladders, handrails, and grab rails shall be securely anchored.
  Comment: Handrail on pool is not secure.
  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).