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: Holiday Inn Express Cedar Rapids
Address: 1230 Collins Rd NE
Cedar Rapids, IA  52402
Person Contacted: Jason Hard
Title: CPO
Registration No: SP57-070-100
Type: Routine

Water Quality Information
Name: Indoor Pool < 1500 sq ft
Registration No: SP57-070-100
Area (ft.): 528
Volume (Sq. ft.): 15120
Filter Type: Sand
Filter Rate:
Turnover Rate:
Chlorine (Free): 3.4
ORP: 750
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): 3.6
Chlorine (Combined): 0.2
Bromine: Na
Pool: 2-18ppm Spa: 4-18ppm
Water Quality Information (continued)
Cyanuric Acid: Na
Must be less than 80 ppm
pH: 7.6
Pool and Spa: 7.2ppm-7.8ppm
If less than 6.8 or greater than 8.2 = closure
Total Alkalinity: 110
Calcium Hardness: 900
Temperature (F): Na
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: Please email a letter of corrections to me at diane.midcalf@linncounty.org within 30 days of this inspection stating how each violation has been corrected. Please note Violation #6 stating the lack of testing and documentation in the mornings, nights and weekends is of utmost concern and shall be rectified asap. Please expect another visit and/or special inspection from me later this week to ensure that this has happened.

# Section Reference Ref. Page
1) Management/Personnel Pool: 15.4(6)f 24
Spa: 15.51(5)e 17
  Comment: All staff shall sign off reviewing 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
   
2) Management/Personnel Pool: 15.4(6)l 25
Spa: 15.51(5)j 18
  Comment: All staff shall sign off on reviewing the Emergency Action Plan annually.
  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: All chemical additions to the pool shall be documented on the daily log sheets.
  Item: Dates and quantities of chemical additions (superchlorination) must be included in Operational Records
   
4) Management/Personnel Pool: 15.4(6)f(6) 24
Spa: 15:51(5)e(8) 17
  Comment: Ground fault testing shall be recorded monthly on daily log sheets.
  Item: Monthly ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) shall be included in Operational Records
   
5) Management/Personnel Pool: 15.4(6)f(5) 24
Spa: 15.51(5)e(6) 17
  Comment: Any maintenance done to the pool shall be documented on the daily log sheets.
  Item: Dates when filters are backwashed, cleaned, or changed included in Operational Records
   
6) Management/Personnel Pool: 15.4(2)e 10 and 11
Spa: 15.51(2)e 11 and 12
  Comment: Front desk staff shall be trained on how to manually test water, read ORP and pH levels and record these findings at a minimum of 30 minutes prior to the pool opening and every 4 hours there after during the hours that the pool is open. At least 2 of those readings each day shall come from manual testing. THIS INCLUDES MORNINGS, NIGHTS AND WEEKENDS. Jason shall not be the only person that pays attention to the pool unless the pool is only open when Jason is onsite.
  Item: Not tested/recorded as often as necessary in Operation Records
   
7) Safety Pool: 15.4(4)f(4) 17
  Comment: First aid kit shall include all of the items listed below.
  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.
   
8) Safety Pool: 15.4(4)b(2) 13
  Comment: Ladder in deep end shall be secured tightly.
  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).