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: 711/ 7.41
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): 4.0
Chlorine (Combined): 0.6
Bromine: nA
Pool: 2-18ppm Spa: 4-18ppm
Water Quality Information (continued)
Cyanuric Acid: nA
Must be less than 80 ppm
pH: 7.0
Pool and Spa: 7.2ppm-7.8ppm
If less than 6.8 or greater than 8.2 = closure
Total Alkalinity: 50
Calcium Hardness: 1070
Temperature (F): 83.9
Spa must not exceed 104°
Type of Disinfectant: Chlorine
Disinfection make and model: AquaBalance Solid San Dis N290
Drain Cover make and model: Aquastar
Drain Cover exp. date: 1/15/2023
Smoke Free Air Act
1. Facility in compliance with smoking ban?
( If no, complete complaint form )

Notes: FYI- I was able to retrieve a photo from your last inspection that showed that your drain cover does not expire until 1/15/2023. I would get one ordered and put a reminder in your calendar to do that at the end of next year.

Please email a letter of correction stating how the violations listed below have been and/or will be corrected to diane.midcalf@linncounty.org within 30 days of this inspection.

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1) 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: Document this at least monthly on your Pool Log
   
2) 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: Document this on your Pool Log
   
3) 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
  Comment: Document this at least monthly on your Pool Log
   
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
  Comment: Document all dates and quantities of chemical additions, including resupply of chemical feed system, on your Pool Log
   
5) Management/Personnel Pool: 15.4(6)f 24
Spa: 15.51(5)e 17
  Item: Records shall include results of monthly microbial analyses
  Comment: Print these results and keep them in your Pool Log
   
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: Document this at least every 4 hours on your Pool Log
   
7) Management/Personnel Pool: 15.4(2)e 10 and 11
Spa: 15.51(2)e 11 and 12
  Item: Manual tests are not being conducted as often as necessary
  Comment: Document this at least twice daily (even on the days that Jason is off work) on your Pool Log
   
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: Replace missing weirs
   
9) Water Quality Pool: 15.4(2)b 10
Spa: 15.51(2)b 10
  Item: The pH level of a spa / pool shall be 7.2 to 7.8
  Comment: Manual test today showed pH at 7.0 while chemical feed system shows pH at 7.41. Have Ecolab re-calibrate the chemical feed system to increase actual pH to 7.0-7.8
   
10) Safety Pool: 15.4(4)f(4) 17
  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.
  Comment: Restock First-Aid kit with the above items
   
11) Safety Pool: 15.4(6)k 25
Spa: 15.51(5)i 18
  Item: Copies of MSDS sheets shall be available for employee review. Each member of staff shall review MSDS annually.
  Comment: Document this in the MSDS binder
   
12) Safety Pool: 15.4(6)l 13
Spa: 15.4(6)l 19
  Item: The facility management shall develop a written emergency plan. The emergency plan shall be reviewed with the facility staff at least once a year, and the dates of review or training shall be recorded in the pool records.
  Comment: Document this in the Emergency Action Plan binder
   
  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).