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: Residence Inn by Marriot
Address: 730 33rd Avenue SW
Cedar Rapids, IA  52404
Person Contacted: Melissa Meyer
Title: GM
Registration No: SP57-114-100
Type: Routine

Water Quality Information
Name: Indoor Pool < 150
Registration No: SP57-114-100
Area (ft.): 540
Volume (Sq. ft.): 16200
Filter Type: Sand
Filter Rate:
Turnover Rate:
Chlorine (Free): NA
ORP: 815 / 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): NA
Chlorine (Combined): NA
Bromine: 6.6
Pool: 2-18ppm Spa: 4-18ppm
Water Quality Information (continued)
Cyanuric Acid: NA
Must be less than 80 ppm
pH: 7.8
Pool and Spa: 7.2ppm-7.8ppm
If less than 6.8 or greater than 8.2 = closure
Total Alkalinity: 110
Calcium Hardness: 280
Temperature (F): 73.6
Spa must not exceed 104°
Type of Disinfectant: Bromine
Disinfection make and model: Pental Rainbow Model 3315
Drain Cover make and model: Unknown
Drain Cover exp. date: Unknown
Smoke Free Air Act
1. Facility in compliance with smoking ban?
( If no, complete complaint form )

Notes: Please also label the breakers for the pool pump as 'EMERGENCY POOL PUMP SHUT OFF' in bold letters.

* Order test kit now. Once it arrives, let me know your plan as to who is going to test the pool and when. Until then, the pool shall remain closed.

* Once pool is cleared to open, email a letter of correction stating how remaining violations listed here have been and/or will be corrected to diane.midcalf@linncountyiowa.gov within 30 days of this inspection.

# Section Reference Ref. Page
1) Management/Personnel Pool: 15.4(6)i 25
Spa: 15.51(5)g 18
  Item: A permanent manual of operation shall be kept in facility
  Comment: Including: All logs/records. CPO cert. VGB Drain Cover make, model, and installation date. Monthly microbial analysis. How to test water, backwash, vacuum, super chlorinate, maintain controller sensors and chemical feed system, change filters, test GFCIs and the dates that all of these are done. Also, manuals for filters, pumps, and all other equipment used at pool, and a drawing of the recirculation system including direction of water flow.
2) Management/Personnel Pool: 15.4(2)e 8
  Item: The disinfectant and pH in the pool water shall be manually tested or the ORP and pH of the swimming pool water shall be visually read and documented each day within one-half hour of the swimming pool opening, and at intervals not to exceed four hours thereafter until the swimming pool closes for the day. Visual ORP and pH in lieu of some of the manual tests are sufficient, but the swimming pool water shall be tested manually for disinfectant and pH at least twice per day. When manual tests are done, the manual test results and the visual readings for the ORP and pH shall be recorded.
  Comment: Record this on the Daily Pool Log sheets
3) Management/Personnel Pool: 15.4(2)e 8
  Item: The swimming pool water shall be tested for total alkalinity at least once in each week that the swimming pool is open for use. The swimming pool shall be tested for calcium hardness at least once in each month that the swimming pool is open for use
  Comment: Record this on the Daily Pool Log sheets
4) Management/Personnel Pool: 15.4(2)e 8
  Item: At least once in each month that a swimming pool is open for use, the facility management shall submit a sample of the swimming pool water to a laboratory certified by the department of natural resources for the determination of coliform bacteria in drinking water. The sample shall be analyzed for total coliform.
  Comment: Record this on the Daily Pool Log sheets and keep a copy in your Operations manual.
5) Water Quality Pool: 15.4(2)f 11 and 12
Spa: 15.51(2)f 12
  Item: Each facility shall have functional water testing equipment for free chlorine and combined chlorine, or total bromine; pH; total alkalinity; calcium hardness; and cyanuric acid
  Comment: Order new test kit, Taylor K-2106
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: Keep at front desk.
7) 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: Replace/fix phone in pool area.
8) 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: Keep separate binder for this and the Emergency Action Plan at the front desk.
9) Safety Pool: 15.4(6)l 13
Spa: 15.4(6)l 19
  Item: The facility management shall develop a written emergency plan. The plan shall include, but may not be limited to, actions to be taken in cases of drowning, serious illness or injury, chemical-handling accidents, weather emergencies, and other serious incidents. 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: Keep separate binder for this and the MSDS sheets at the front desk
  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).