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: Elmcrest Country Club
Address: 1000 36th Street NE
Cedar Rapids, IA  52402
Person Contacted: Dana Mahoney
Title: CPO
Registration No: SP57-015-100 \ SP57-015-101
Type: Routine

Water Quality Information
Name: Outdoor Pool >= 1500 sq ft Out. Wading Pool
Registration No: SP57-015-100 SP57-015-101
Area (ft.): > 1500 > 1500
Volume (Sq. ft.): 154000 2500
Filter Type: Sand Sand
Filter Rate:
Turnover Rate:
Chlorine (Free): 0.6 0.6
ORP: 747 / 7.6 703 / 7.6
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): 0.6 0.8
Chlorine (Combined): 0.2 0
Bromine: NA NA
Pool: 2-18ppm Spa: 4-18ppm
Cyanuric Acid: <30 <30
Must be less than 80 ppm
pH: 7.4 7.6
Pool and Spa: 7.2ppm-7.8ppm
If less than 6.8 or greater than 8.2 = closure
Total Alkalinity: 80 70
Calcium Hardness: 300 330


Water Quality Information (continued)
Name: Outdoor Pool >= 1500 sq ft Out. Wading Pool
Registration No: SP57-015-100 SP57-015-101
Temperature (F): 86.3 85
Spa must not exceed 104°
Type of Disinfectant: Chlorine Chlorine
Disinfection make and model: Accutab Accutab
Drain Cover make and model: Custom, installed 05/09 Unknown
Drain Cover exp. date: 05/29 Hardware and Cover Unknown

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

Notes: :
Chlorine is extremely low today. Please address asap.

Please see lifeguard note below and work on some sort of set expectations in regards to a rotation of guards, zones, and making sure the entire pool can be seen by a guard at all times of operation.

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.

# Section Reference Ref. Page
1) Management/Personnel Pool: 15.4(6)m 25
  Item: A lifeguard staffing plan shall be available
  Comment: For the size of the pool I recommend that there is a lifeguard in each chair and one in the zero depth area at all times there are individuals in those areas. But, because this is a country club, it is exempt of the rule that lifeguards are required. If you ever decide to not staff the pool with lifeguards (not recommended), be sure to post signs at the gate and throughout the facility stating 'NO LIFEGUARD ON DUTY'. Without these signs posted, it is presumed you have lifeguards.
2) Water Quality Pool: 15.4(2)a(1) 9
  Item: Pool water shall have a free chlorine residual of at least 1.0 ppm and no greater than 8.0 ppm, or a total bromine residual of at least 2.0 ppm and no greater than 18.0 ppm when pool is in use
  Comment: Chlorine is extremely low today. Poollog shows many incidents that the chlorine level was too low to be open, but pool was not closed. Staff needs retrained as to what the appropriate chemical levels are and to call the CPO when they are out of range and close the pool.
3) Decks Pool: 15.5(4)a 29
  Item: A swimming pool shall be surrounded by a deck. The deck shall be at least 6 ft. wide for a Class A swimming pool, and 4 ft. wide for a Class B swimming pool, and shall extend at least 4 ft. beyond the diving stands, lifeguard chairs, swimming pool slides, or any other deck equipment.
  Comment: Please make sure that there is a clear, walkable path on the outside of the entire pool area. Chairs should be pushed back to ensure a safe walkway.
4) Safety Pool: 15.4(4)h 18 and 19
  Item: All drains shall be VGB compliant and within their life expectancy date
  Comment: VGB in shallow water is in good repair, removed every winter and reinstalled each spring, but expired 5/2022. Facility will order a new one and replace by spring 2023.
5) Structure/Diving Pool: 15.4(4)c(10) 14
  Item: Supports, platforms, and steps for diving boards shall be of substantial construction and of sufficient structural strength to safely carry the maximum anticipated load.
  Comment: Diving board is not secure, please fix.
  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).