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: Cedar Rapids Residence Inn
Address: 1900 Dodge Rd NE
Cedar Rapids, IA  52402
Person Contacted: Angee Booth
Title: CPO
Registration No: SP57-072-100 \ SP57-072-101
Type: Routine

Water Quality Information
Name: Indoor Pool < 1500 sq ft Indoor Spa
Registration No: SP57-072-100 SP57-072-101
Area (ft.): 490 54
Volume (Sq. ft.): 12795 1100
Filter Type: Sand Sand
Filter Rate:
Turnover Rate:
Chlorine (Free): 0.2 3.4
ORP: 700 701
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): 0.6 4.6
Chlorine (Combined): 0.4 0.8
Bromine: N/a N/a
Pool: 2-18ppm Spa: 4-18ppm
Cyanuric Acid: N/a N/a
Must be less than 80 ppm
pH: 7.7 7.3
Pool and Spa: 7.2ppm-7.8ppm
If less than 6.8 or greater than 8.2 = closure
Total Alkalinity: 80 20
Calcium Hardness: 20 150


Water Quality Information (continued)
Name: Indoor Pool < 1500 sq ft Indoor Spa
Registration No: SP57-072-100 SP57-072-101
Temperature (F): 104.4
Spa must not exceed 104°
Type of Disinfectant: CHLORINE CHLORINE
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 closed today due to low chlorine level in pool, high spa temperature, lack of ventilation in pool area and an overall lack of CPO and/or managerial oversight. Please properly train Zac to test free chlorine, pH, alkalinity, and calcium hardness levels. Also, explain the frequency that these need done and how to properly document the results. He should attend the next CPO certification class.
Evening and weekend staff have to do manual testing.
Lack of proper ventilation needs fixed.

# Section Reference Ref. Page
1) 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: Daily spa water temperature not recorded. Draining and cleaning of spa and/or pool not recorded. Annual review and sign off of MSDS sheets for all staff not up to date
2) 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: Annual review and sign off of Emergency Plan for all staff not up to date
3) 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: Superchlorination dates not documented.
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: Monthly GFCI testing not documented.
5) 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: Backwash not being documented.
6) 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: No testing is being done prior to opening the pool and spa. The spa is not being tested every 2 hours. The pool and spa are not being tested in the evenings or on the weekends. Pool and spa need to be manually tested 30 minutes prior to opening and then every 2 hours for the spa, and 4 hours for the pool thereafter, for as long as the pool and spa are open.
7) 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 too high.
8) 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: Missing all 3 weirs (2 pool, 1 spa).
9) Water Quality Pool: 15.4(2)a(1) 9
  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
  Comment: Free chlorine at 0.2ppm today
10) Safety Pool: 15.4(4)f(6) 18
Spa: 15.51(4)d 13
  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.
  Comment: Telephone in pool area does not work. Please replace or hang a sign stating that one is at the front desk.
11) Safety Pool: 15.4(4)n(1)2 22
  Item: An air intake shall be provided near the ceiling
  Comment: Air intake not in working order. Pool room air is extremely humid and without ventilation.
12) Safety Pool: 15.4(4)a(2) 12
Spa: 15.51(4)a(2) 13
  Item: Swimming pool or spa treatment chemicals shall be stored and handled in accordance with the manufacturer's recommendations.
  Comment: Filter room door cannot close tightly due to 2 dehumidifier cords passing from pool deck to the filter room for a power outlet, Door to filter room where chemicals are shorted shall be closed tightly.
13) Safety Spa: 15.51(4)c 13
  Item: Water temperature in the spa shall not exceed 104 degrees (F). The spa shall be closed if the water temperature exceeds 104 degrees (F)
  Comment: Spa temp is set at 104. Please change this to <103. Temp today was 104.4
  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).