Swimming Pool / Spa
Linn County Public Health
1020 - 6th Street SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
Phone: (319) 892-6000 Fax: (319) 892-6099
Facility Name: MainStay Suites
Registration No: SP57-056-100
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.
|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.|
|Item: Monthly ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) shall be included in Operational Records|
|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.|
|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|
|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.|
|Item: Water level shall be maintained at skimmer level|
|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.|
|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|
|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|
|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.|
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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).