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: MainStay Suites
Address: 5145 Rockwell Dr NE
Cedar Rapids, IA  52402
Person Contacted: Unknown
Title: N/A
Registration No: SP57-056-100
Type: Routine

Water Quality Information
Name: Indoor Pool < 1500 sq ft
Registration No: SP57-056-100
Area (ft.): 536
Volume (Sq. ft.): 16080
Filter Type: Sand
Filter Rate:
Turnover Rate:
Chlorine (Free): 6.4
ORP: 717 / 7.38
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): 6.8
Chlorine (Combined): 0.2
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: 30
Calcium Hardness: 410
Temperature (F):
Spa must not exceed 104°
Type of Disinfectant: Chlorine
Disinfection make and model: Ecolab Cal Hypo 1030
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: :
Routine inspection today after a 2+ year closure.
Several violations are listed below.
Water testing and documentation on Pool Log for #2-5 is mandatory, especially #3.
Email or text me those Pool Logs each day from 9/2/22-9/16/22
Email a Corrective Action Plan for the rest by 10/1/2022.

# Section Reference Ref. Page
1) Management/Personnel Pool: 15.5(1) 20
Spa: 15.52(1) 54
  Item: No pool or spa shall be constructed or reconstructed without the owner or a designated representative of the owner first receiving a permit from the department. Construction shall be completed within 24 months from the date the construction permit is issued unless a written extension is granted by the department.
  Comment: Obtain construction permit from IDPH and remove spa as according to Iowa Code. This includes the filter system and everything related to it in the filter room.
   
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 disinfectant and pH in the pool water shall be manually tested or the ORP and pH of the swimming pool water shall be visually read and documented each day within one-half hour of the swimming pool opening, and at intervals not to exceed four hours thereafter until the swimming pool closes for the day. Visual ORP and pH in lieu of some of the manual tests are sufficient, but the swimming pool water shall be tested manually for disinfectant and pH at least twice per day. When manual tests are done, the manual test results and the visual readings for the ORP and pH shall be recorded.
   
4) 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
   
5) 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.
   
6) Filtration/Recirculation Pool: 15.4(4)g 18
Spa: 15.51(4)e 14
  Item: Water level shall be maintained at skimmer level
   
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)h 18 and 19
  Item: All drains shall be VGB compliant and within their life expectancy date
  Comment: Provide this documentation.
   
9) 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
   
10) 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
   
11) Safety Pool: 15.4(4)a(5) 14
Spa: 15.51(4)a(5) 13
  Item: A chemical hazard warning sign shall be placed at the entrance of a room where chemicals are used or stored or where bulk containers are located.
   
  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).