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: Towneplace Suites
Address: 2823 7th Avenue
Marion, IA  52302
Person Contacted: MJACKSON
Title: GM
Registration No: SP57-118-100
Type: Routine

Water Quality Information
Name: Indoor Pool < 150
Registration No: SP57-118-100
Area (ft.): N/A
Volume (Sq. ft.): N/A
Filter Type: Sand
Filter Rate:
Turnover Rate:
Chlorine (Free): 4.0
ORP: 684/7.4/3.03
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
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: 7.4
Pool and Spa: 7.2ppm-7.8ppm
If less than 6.8 or greater than 8.2 = closure
Total Alkalinity: 110
Calcium Hardness: 510
Temperature (F): 84.2
Spa must not exceed 104°
Type of Disinfectant: Salt
Disinfection make and model: Ecolab
Drain Cover make and model: Waterway 640-4790 v
Drain Cover exp. date: 5/19/2025
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.

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1) Management/Personnel Pool: 15.4(6)h 25
  Item: Copies of certificates (CPO, Lifeguard, First Aid, Basic Water Rescue, and CPR) kept in facility
  Comment: Update binder with current CPO registration.
   
2) 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: Manual tests shall be done within 30 minutes of opening and one other time throughout the day, including weekends and holidays.
   
3) 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: This is required once per month. Results should be kept in pool binder.
   
4) 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: Your current water test kit measures chlorine by a visual reading in 0.5 increments and is not legal in the state of Iowa. Replace with Taylor K-2006 Complete (FAS-DPD Chlorine) Test Kit.
   
5) Safety Pool: 15.4(6)k 25
Spa: 15.51(5)i 18
  Item: Each member of staff shall sign off that they have reviewed SDS sheets along with the Emergency Action Plan annually.
  Comment: Please do this now and annually thereafter.
   
  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).