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: Helen G. Nassif YMCA
Address: 207 7th Ave SE
Cedar Rapids, IA  52401
Person Contacted: Lynn Saddoris
Title: Associate Branch Director
Registration No: SP57-042-100 \ SP57-042-101
Type: Routine

Water Quality Information
Name: Indoor Pool >= 1500 sq ft Indoor Spa
Registration No: SP57-042-100 SP57-042-101
Area (ft.): 3375 163
Volume (Sq. ft.): 162553 3183
Filter Type: Sand Sand
Filter Rate:
Turnover Rate:
Chlorine (Free): 4.0 5.0
ORP: 824 753
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): 4.6 6.4
Chlorine (Combined): 0.6 1.4
Bromine: NA NA
Pool: 2-18ppm Spa: 4-18ppm
Cyanuric Acid: NA NA
Must be less than 80 ppm
pH: 7.4 7.8
Pool and Spa: 7.2ppm-7.8ppm
If less than 6.8 or greater than 8.2 = closure
Total Alkalinity: 110 90
Calcium Hardness: 200 410

 

Water Quality Information (continued)
Name: Indoor Pool >= 1500 sq ft Indoor Spa
Registration No: SP57-042-100 SP57-042-101
Temperature (F): 85.1 103.9
Spa must not exceed 104°
Type of Disinfectant: Chlorine Chlorine
Disinfection make and model: ACCO Liquid ACCO Liquid
Drain Cover make and model: Aquastar Aquastar
Drain Cover exp. date: API 25-2126 9x9 API 25-2126 9x9

Smoke Free Air Act
1. Facility in compliance with smoking ban?
( If no, complete complaint form )

Notes: FYI, I noticed that Larry's CPO Certificate is up for renewal in November of this year. Please ensure that this does not lapse.

Please email a Correcrive Action Plan stating how the violations listed below have been and/or will be corrected to diane.midcalf@linncountyiowa.gov within 30 days of this inspection. Thank you.

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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: There are not any Monthly Microbial Analyses available for review from 2022. Please provide an email address that you would like these sent to, print them out monthly, and keep them all in one binder.
   
2) Water Quality Pool: 15.4(3)b(1) 12
Spa: 15.51(3)b(1) 12
  Item: The pool or spa shall be clean
  Comment: There is prominent discoloration in certain areas of the pool floor and sidewalls. This has been an ongoing issue at this site. Ensure that these areas are power washed and/or cleaned the next time this pool is drained.
   
3) Safety Spa: 15.51(4)c(1) 13
  Item: A thermometer shall be available to measure temperatures in the range of 80 degrees to 120 degrees. Spa shall be closed if the temperature is over 104 degrees F.
  Comment: Previous records show the spa's temperature at 104 degrees which is measured by reading the temperature on the heater itself. Because this reading is unable to measure beyond the whole 104 decimal point, we do not know if it is 104.0 (acceptable) or 104.9 (unacceptable). Make sure that the temp of the spa does not exceed a reading of 103 on your heater at any given time, AND have a backup thermometer available.
   
4) Safety Pool: 15.4(4)f(6) 17 and 18
  Item: At swimming pools where lifeguards are employed, a telephone shall be available to the swimming pool staff for emergency purposes.
  Comment: Phone is full of static when in use. Please fix or replace.
   
5) 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: Have all employees sign off on reviewing and understanding this annually.
   
6) 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: Have all employees sign off on reviewing and understanding this annually.
   
7) Safety Spa: 15.51(4)l 16
  Item: The agitation system control (timer) shall be installed out of the reach of persons in the spa. The "on" cycle for the agitation system shall be no more than ten minutes
  Comment: Spa timers are running longer than 10 minutes when pushed more than once. Please adjust to stop after 10 minutes.
   
8) Safety Pool: 15.4(4)m(2) 17
  Item: Fully submerged lighting in a pool or spa shall be in working order.
  Comment: The underwater lights need attention. Some don't work and none of them can be kept on at this time because one of the fixtures is not mounted properly. Please ensure that all underwater lights in the pool and spa are in working order, or permanently removed. Be sure to contact IDPH prior to permanently removing any light fixtures for approval.
   
9) Safety Pool: 15.4(4)m(1) 17
  Item: Above ground lighting in a pool or spa area shall be in working order
  Comment: Many of the above-ground lights are not working at this time. Please ensure that all above-ground lights in pool and spa area are in working order.
   
10) Showers/Toilets/Dressing Rooms Pool: 15.4(5)d 23
  Item: All lavatories, showers, and sanitary facilities shall be functional
  Comment: Hand dryer in the family bathroom is not working. Fix or provide paper towels.
   
  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).