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: Quality Inn
Address: 4747 1st Ave SE
Cedar Rapids, IA  52402
Person Contacted: TH Patel
Title: Owner
Registration No: SP57-068-100 \ SP57-068-101
Type: Complaint

Water Quality Information
Name: Indoor Pool < 1500 sq ft Indoor Spa
Registration No: SP57-068-100 SP57-068-101
Area (ft.): 252 40
Volume (Sq. ft.): 7250 750
Filter Type: Sand
Filter Rate:
Turnover Rate:
Chlorine (Free): NA
ORP: 597
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: 2.4
Pool: 2-18ppm Spa: 4-18ppm
Cyanuric Acid: 0
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: 50
Calcium Hardness: 510

 

Water Quality Information (continued)
Name: Indoor Pool < 1500 sq ft Indoor Spa
Registration No: SP57-068-100 SP57-068-101
Temperature (F): 95.2
Spa must not exceed 104°
Type of Disinfectant: Bromine
Disinfection make and model: Pentair Model 300
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: Inspector received anonymous complaint- pool water was 100 degrees on 5/14/2020. Pool temp today 95.2 degrees. Owner stated that heater was turned up by front desk staff, but is off now. Most violations noted below were cited at the Feb 2020 inspection without correction. Inspector was unaware pool had reopened. Pool closed again today due to no CPO, ORP out of acceptable range, no VGB documentation. Negative Coliform & Psuedo test also required prior to reopening based on recent pool temps.

# Section Reference Ref. Page
1) Management/Personnel Pool: 15.4(6)a 23
Spa: 15.51(5)a 16
  Item: Certified Pool Operator required
   
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
   
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
   
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.
   
5) Management/Personnel Pool: 15.4(2)e 8
Spa: 15.51(2)e 11 and 12
  Item: Manual tests for Chlorine/Bromine and pH shall be documented at least twice every day the pool is open.
   
6) Water Quality Pool: 15.4(3)a(1) 12
Spa: 15.51(3)a(1) 12
  Item: Equipment for continuous feed of chlorine, a chlorine compound or a bromine compound and/or equipment for the continuous feed of a chemical for pH adjustment to the swimming pool / spa shall be provided and shall be operational
  Comment: Replace broken gage at on the automatic feeder.
   
7) 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.
   
8) Safety Pool: 15.4(4)n(1)6 22
  Item: The door of a chlorine room or building shall be secured in an open position whenever the room is occupied and locked closed when the room is not occcupied.
   
9) Safety Pool: 15.4(4)h 18 and 19
  Item: All drains shall be VGB compliant and within their life expectancy date
   
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 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
   
11) Safety Pool: 15.4(4)a(3) 12
Spa: 15.51(4)a(3) 13
  Item: Material safety data sheets (MSDS) for the chemicals used at the pool or spa shall be at the facility in a location known and readily accessible to the facility staff. The SDS sheets 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
   
12) Safety Pool: 15.4(4)m(2) 17
  Item: Fully submerged lighting in a pool or spa shall be in working order.
   
  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).