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: Cottage Grove Place
Address: 2115 1st Ave SE
Cedar Rapids, IA  52402
Person Contacted: J Moyer
Title: Manager
Registration No: SP57-073-100
Type: Routine

Water Quality Information
Name: Indoor Spa
Registration No: SP57-073-100
Area (ft.): 87
Volume (Sq. ft.): 286
Filter Type: Sand
Filter Rate:
Turnover Rate:
Chlorine (Free): 3.0
ORP: 778 / 7.5
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): 3.0
Chlorine (Combined): 0
Bromine: NA
Pool: 2-18ppm Spa: 4-18ppm
Water Quality Information (continued)
Cyanuric Acid: NA
Must be less than 80 ppm
pH: 7.4
Pool and Spa: 7.2ppm-7.8ppm
If less than 6.8 or greater than 8.2 = closure
Total Alkalinity: 50
Calcium Hardness: 360
Temperature (F): 96.9
Spa must not exceed 104°
Type of Disinfectant: Liquid Sodium Hypoch
Disinfection make and model:
Drain Cover make and model: See note section
Drain Cover exp. date: 6/24/25 - 9/1/2019 - 9/1/2019
Smoke Free Air Act
1. Facility in compliance with smoking ban?
( If no, complete complaint form )

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1) 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 and save them in the white binder please
2) 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 in white binder please
3) 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 in white binder please
4) Management/Personnel Pool: 15.4(4)h(1) 18
Spa: 15.51(4)f 14
  Item: Safety Vacuum Release System documentation must be kept in facility, if applicable. Each SVRS shall be tested monthly and the test dates shall be recorded.
  Comment: If only one drain is hooked up to one pump, or if multiple drains are hooked up to one pump, but are less than 36 inches apart that pump shall have a working SVRS in place and shall have documentation that it has been tested at least monthly. Please verify how many drains are hooked up to your pump(s), and how far apart each of them are.
5) Water Quality Spa: 15.51(3)b(2) 12
  Item: A spa containing 500 gal of water or less shall be drained once a week, a spa over 500 gal to 2000 gal shall be drained once every 2 weeks, and a spa over 2000 gal shall be drained once every 3 weeks
  Comment: Spa shall be drained/cleaned/refilled and documented as such at least every 2 weeks.
6) 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 these items please
7) Safety Spa: 15.51(4)d 13
  Item: Spas where lifeguards are not provided shall have a designated emergency telephone, and shall be available to users of the spa whenever the spa is open. If phone is not located near spa, shall post a sign in a conspicuous place within spa enclosure stating where phone is located.
  Comment: Instructions for emergency use of the telephone shall be posted near the telephone.
8) Safety Pool: 15.4(4)h 18 and 19
  Item: All drains shall be VGB compliant and within their life expectancy date
  Comment: The square drain cover doesn't expire until 6/24/2025, but the round side drain covers expired 9/1/2019. Please replace within 30 days. Keep a record of the model numbers and document the date they were replaced, along with the expiration date.
9) 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: Provide all staff sign off sheet please.
10) 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: Provide all staff sign-off sheet please.
11) Safety Pool: 15.4(4)m(2) 22
Spa: 15.51(4)j(4) 16
  Item: Lighting shall be used for pool/spa so that all portions including main drain can be seen, and shall be in working order.
  Comment: If there is a light installed in a pool or spa it has to work. Please have this working within 30 days.
12) Additional Info      
  Item: Note from the State Pool Inspector: This facility should be planning on replacing their spa very soon. The intended service life of a prefabricated tub like this is 15-20 years or less, We typically do not see these in commercial construction, at all. I believe they are already at 25 years and counting.
13) Required Follow-Up      
  Item: Email me at diane.midcalf@linncountyiowa.gov within 30 days to schedule a follow-up inspection to go over how these violations have been addressed.
  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).