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: Hometown Inn & Suites
Address: 3315 Southgate Ct SW
Cedar Rapids, IA  52404
Person Contacted: Kim
Title: Manager
Registration No: SP57-098-100
Type: Routine

Water Quality Information
Name: Indoor Pool < 1500 sq ft
Registration No: SP57-098-100
Area (ft.): 392
Volume (Sq. ft.): 11681
Filter Type: Sand
Filter Rate:
Turnover Rate:
Chlorine (Free): 2.3
ORP: 808
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): 2.7
Chlorine (Combined): 0.4
Bromine: N/a
Pool: 2-18ppm Spa: 4-18ppm
Water Quality Information (continued)
Cyanuric Acid:
Must be less than 80 ppm
pH: 8.0
Pool and Spa: 7.2ppm-7.8ppm
If less than 6.8 or greater than 8.2 = closure
Total Alkalinity: 80
Calcium Hardness: 670
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: Facility name is now Sure Stay Inn and Suites. Be sure to update registration with State at time of renewal.

Drain covers appear to have been replaced recently. Please provide proof of installation date.

Manual pH testing today was significantly different than controller reading. Recommend calibrating controller sensors.

# Section Reference Ref. Page
1) Management/Personnel Pool: 15.4(6)h 25
  Comment: Provide current copy of CPO Certification and keep on site.
  Item: Copies of certificates (CPO, Lifeguard, First Aid, Basic Water Rescue, and CPR) kept in facility
   
2) Management/Personnel Pool: 15.4(6)i 25
Spa: 15.51(5)g 18
  Item: A permanent manual of operation shall be kept in facility
   
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
   
4) 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
   
5) 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
   
6) Management/Personnel Pool: 15.4(4)h(1) 18
Spa: 15.51(4)f 14
  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
  Item: Dates when filters are backwashed, cleaned, or changed included in Operational Records
   
8) Management/Personnel Pool: 15.4(6)f 24
Spa: 15.51(5)e 17
  Comment: All staff shall review, sign and date MSDS sheets annually
  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
   
9) Management/Personnel Pool: 15.4(2)e 10 and 11
Spa: 15.51(2)e 11 and 12
  Comment: Be sure to manually test water at least 30 minutes prior to opening pool.
  Item: Not tested/recorded as often as necessary in Operation Records
   
10) Management/Personnel Pool: 15.4(6)b 23
  Comment: Rehang 2nd Pool Rules sign
  Item: "Pool Rules" signage incorrectly posted. Rules sign shall include No diving in shallow end, No horseplay, and No running on deck. Post conspicuously at a minimum of 2 locations within the swimming pool enclosure.
   
11) Filtration/Recirculation Pool: 15.4(1)b(4) 8
Spa: 15.51(1)e 9
  Comment: Replace missing weirs on skimming inlets
  Item: Skimmer shall have an easily removable basket/screen upstream from any valve and have a Self-adjusting weir in place
   
12) Safety Pool: 15.4(4)f(4) 17
  Comment: Missing self adhering gauze bandage
  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.
   
13) Safety Pool: 15.4(4)b(2) 13
  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).