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: La Quinta Inns & Suites
Address: 1220 Park Pl NE
Cedar Rapids, IA  52402
Person Contacted: Bhagat Rawat
Title: General Manager
Registration No: SP57-066-100
Type: Routine

Water Quality Information
Name: Indoor Pool < 1500 sq ft
Registration No: SP57-066-100
Area (ft.): 480
Volume (Sq. ft.): 14000
Filter Type: Sand
Filter Rate:
Turnover Rate:
Chlorine (Free): 6.0
ORP: 864
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): 6.6
Chlorine (Combined): 0.6
Bromine: N/a
Pool: 2-18ppm Spa: 4-18ppm
Water Quality Information (continued)
Cyanuric Acid: N/a
Must be less than 80 ppm
pH: 7.2
Pool and Spa: 7.2ppm-7.8ppm
If less than 6.8 or greater than 8.2 = closure
Total Alkalinity: 130
Calcium Hardness: 600
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: CPO needed. Please provide Diane with a copy of the registration details for a staff member to attend CPO training in Feb. or March 2020 within 7 days.
Please change one of your manual test times to the 5am test and make sure that testing and/or readings get done every 4 hours in Dan’s absence.
ORP and Chlorine are a little high today, pH is a little low, but all are accceptable. Note normal and closure ranges above and reach out to your contact CPO if they get any closer to our of range.

# Section Reference Ref. Page
1) Management/Personnel Pool: 15.4(6)a 23
Spa: 15.51(5)a 16
  Comment: GM shall contact previous CPO with any concerns or questions in regards to the pool until he is able to get Dan CPO certified. Once Dan is CPO certified, GM shall email Diane a copy of his certificate and keep one onsite.
  Item: Certified Operator required
   
2) Management/Personnel Pool: 15.4(6)l 25
Spa: 15.51(5)j 18
  Comment: The emergency plan needs updated, reviewed by all staff and signed off on every 12 months.
  Item: A written emergency plan shall be provided and reviewed annually
   
3) Management/Personnel Pool: 15.4(6)f(4) 24
Spa: 15.51(5)e(5) 17
  Comment: Records need to be kept of any chemicals added to the pool with dates and times.
  Item: Dates and quantities of chemical additions (superchlorination) must be included in Operational Records
   
4) Management/Personnel Pool: 15.4(6)f 24
Spa: 15.51(5)e 17
  Comment: The MSDS sheets need updated, reviewed by all staff and signed off on every 12 months.
  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
   
5) Management/Personnel Pool: 15.4(2)e 10 and 11
Spa: 15.51(2)e 11 and 12
  Comment: The pool shall be manually tested at least 30 minutes prior to opening and one other time throughout the day. Readings of ORP and pH shall be recorded all other times throughout the day. With these two combined, readings shall not exceed 4 hours at any given time while the pool is open.
  Item: Not tested/recorded as often as necessary in Operation Records
   
6) Management/Personnel Pool: 15.4(6)b 23
  Comment: There is only one Pool Rules sign posted.
  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.
   
7) Filtration/Recirculation Pool: 15.4(1)b(4) 8
Spa: 15.51(1)e 9
  Comment: Weirs are not in place.
  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(6) 18
Spa: 15.51(4)d 13
  Comment: A sign is needed that states where the emergency phone is located.
  Item: Swimming pools where lifeguards are not provided shall have a designated emergency phone and shall be available to users of swimming pools when the swimming pool is open. When the telephone is not within the confines of the swimming pool, the location of the emergency telephone shall be posted in a conspicuous place within the swimming pool enclosure. Instructions for emergency use of the telephone shall be posted near the telephone.
   
9) Safety Pool: 15.4(4)n(1)8 23
  Comment: Reach out to your chemical supplier to see what OSHA requires your to have for signage for your particular chemicals in your filer room.
  Item: Rooms or buildings where chlorine is stored or used shall be placarded in accordance with 875--Chapter 140, Iowa Administrative Code
   
  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).