Swimming Pool / Spa
Inspection Report


Jones County Environmental Services
105 Broadway Place, Suite 11
Anamosa, IA 52205
Phone: (319) 462-4715 Fax: (319) 462-5302
E-mail: environmental@co.jones.ia.us
  Facility Name: AmericInn Lodge & Suites Anamosa
Address: 101 Harley Ave.
P.O. Box 405
Anamosa, IA  52205
Person Contacted: Kathy Luensman
Title: CPO
Registration No: SP53-010-100 \ SP53-010-101
Type: Routine

Water Quality Information
Name: Ind. Pool < 1500 Indoor Spa
Registration No: SP53-010-100 SP53-010-101
Area (ft.): 544 130
Volume (Sq. ft.): 16800 2145
Filter Type: Sand
Filter Rate:
Turnover Rate:
Chlorine (Free): 2.0
ORP: 719
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): 2.4
Chlorine (Combined): 0.4
Bromine: NA
Pool: 2-18ppm Spa: 4-18ppm
Cyanuric Acid: NA
Must be less than 80 ppm
pH: 7.2
Pool and Spa: 7.2ppm-7.8ppm
If less than 6.8 or greater than 8.2 = closure
Total Alkalinity: 70
Calcium Hardness: 910

 

Water Quality Information (continued)
Name: Ind. Pool < 1500 Indoor Spa
Registration No: SP53-010-100 SP53-010-101
Temperature (F): 85.8
Spa must not exceed 104°
Type of Disinfectant: Chlorine
Disinfection make and model: Aqua Balance Solid N0290
Drain Cover make and model: Hayward WG1032BHF 12x12
Drain Cover exp. date: 9/16/2023

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

Notes: Please email a letter of correction stating how the violations listed below have been and/or will be corrected to diane.midcalf@linncountyiowa.gov within 30 days of this inspection. Please address #7 ASAP and let me know of your plan. Thank you.

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1) Management/Personnel Pool: 15.4(6)a 23
Spa: 15.51(5)a 16
  Item: Certified Operator required
  Comment: Kathy‚Äôs CPO Certificate expired in 2021. Provide new certificate or obtain one at CPO training later this month in CR.
   
2) Management/Personnel Pool: 15.4(6)f 24
Spa: 15.51(5)e 17
  Item: Records shall include results of monthly microbial analyses
  Comment: Provide results of monthly Microbiological testing.
   
3) 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: Provide results of monthly GFCI testing.
   
4) Management/Personnel Pool: 15.4(2)e 8
Spa: 15.51(2)e 11 and 12
  Item: Manual tests are not being conducted as often as necessary
  Comment: This is much improved over last year, but please make sure to get 2 manual tests in every day. Also, please remind your staff that the ORP numbers on the controller do not have a decimal in them. Sometimes it is hard to tell if it is a manual test or a reading from the controller when they insert a decimal ex: 7.40 when it should be 740.
   
5) 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: Calcium Hardness is not being recorded. I recommend testing for Calcium Hardness when you test for Alkalinity so you don't forget to do it once per month.
   
6) Safety Pool: 15.4(4)b(2) 13
  Item: Pool ladders, ramps, handrails, and grab rails shall be securely anchored.
  Comment: Ensure that ladder is securely anchored.
   
7) Safety Pool: 15.4(4)m(2) 17
  Item: Fully submerged lighting in a pool or spa shall be in working order.
  Comment: ***** Underwater light is not working. Please fix within 30 days, text or email me a picture of it on, and keep on at all times.
   
8) Showers/Toilets/Dressing Rooms Pool: 15.4(5)e 23
  Item: Soap shall be available at each lavatory and at each indoor shower fixture.
  Comment: Ensure that soap is always available in the shower in the pool area since you welcome guests into the pool that are not staying at this hotel.
   
  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).