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: The Pointe at Cedar Rapids
Address: 4025 Sherman St NE
Cedar Rapids, IA  52402
Person Contacted: Richard Blomme
Title: CPO and Maintenance Tech.
Registration No: SP57-105-100
Type: Routine

Water Quality Information
Name: Indoor Pool < 1500 sq ft
Registration No: SP57-105-100
Area (ft.): 700
Volume (Sq. ft.): 21000
Filter Type: Sand
Filter Rate:
Turnover Rate:
Chlorine (Free): 8.6
ORP: 841
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): 8.8
Chlorine (Combined): 0.2
Bromine: N/a
Pool: 2-18ppm Spa: 4-18ppm
Water Quality Information (continued)
Cyanuric Acid: N/a
Must be less than 80 ppm
pH: 7.9
Pool and Spa: 7.2ppm-7.8ppm
If less than 6.8 or greater than 8.2 = closure
Total Alkalinity: 50
Calcium Hardness: 600
Temperature (F):
Spa must not exceed 104°
Type of Disinfectant: Chlorine Aqua Tabs
Smoke Free Air Act
1. Facility in compliance with smoking ban?
( If no, complete complaint form )

Notes: Routine inspection today. Overall a nice facility. There was some confusion of how to appropriately test for free and combined chlorine which resulted in my free chlorine reading of 8.6 ppm today. The pool is now temporarily closed and will remain closed until Rick provides proof to me that the free chlorine is back in normal range. Please note, the pool has to be tested 30 minutes prior to opening and at a minimum of every 4 hours that the pool is open thereafter, EVERY day the pool is open.

# Section Reference Ref. Page
1) Management/Personnel Pool: 15.4(6)l 25
Spa: 15.51(5)j 18
  Comment: The Emergency Action Plan shall be annually reviewed, signed and dated by all staff.
  Item: A written emergency plan shall be provided and reviewed annually
   
2) Management/Personnel Pool: 15.4(6)f(6) 24
Spa: 15:51(5)e(8) 17
  Comment: This shall be recorded monthly.
  Item: Monthly ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) shall be included in Operational Records
   
3) Management/Personnel Pool: 15.4(6)f 24
Spa: 15.51(5)e 17
  Comment: MSDS shall be reviewed, signed and dated annually by all staff. Monthly microbial analyses reports shall be available for review.
  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
   
4) Management/Personnel Pool: 15.4(2)e 10 and 11
Spa: 15.51(2)e 11 and 12
  Comment: Water shall be manually tested 30 minutes prior to opening pool and a minimum of every 4 hours thereafter that the pool is open.
  Item: Not tested/recorded as often as necessary in Operation Records
   
5) Water Quality Pool: 15.4(2)f 11 and 12
Spa: 15.51(2)f 12
  Comment: Please order a new test kit with appropriate directions on manual testing for that kit.
  Item: Each facility shall have functional water testing equipment for free chlorine and combined chlorine, or total bromine; pH; total alkalinity; calcium hardness; and cyanuric acid
   
6) Water Quality Pool: 15.4(2)a(1) 9
  Comment: Pool is temporally closed due to free chlorine level at 8.6 ppm.
  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).