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@linncountyiowa.gov
  Facility Name: AmericInn Cedar Rapids
Address: 4747 1st Ave SE
Cedar Rapids, IA  52402
Person Contacted: Harry Patel
Title: Front Desk Manager
Registration No: SP57-068-100 \ SP57-068-101
Type: Routine

Water Quality Information
Name: Indoor Pool < 1500 sq ft Indoor Spa
Registration No: SP57-068-100 SP57-068-101
Area (Sq. ft.): 252
Volume (Gallons): 7250 Removed
Filter Type: Sand
Filter Rate:
Turnover Rate:
Chlorine (Free): NA
ORP: 641
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: 4.05
Pool: 2-18ppm Spa: 4-18ppm
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: 50
Calcium Hardness: 430

 

Water Quality Information (continued)
Name: Indoor Pool < 1500 sq ft Indoor Spa
Registration No: SP57-068-100 SP57-068-101
Temperature (F): 84.3
Spa must not exceed 104°
Type of Disinfectant: Bromine
Disinfection make and model: Pentair 300
Drain Cover make and model: Aquastar 9‚ÄĚRound
Drain Cover exp. date: Unknown
CPO:
CPO exp. date:

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

Notes: :
Hotel under new owner, mgt, staff

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)f(6) 24
Spa: 15:51(5)e(8) 17
  Item: Monthly ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) shall be included in Operational Records
   
2) 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.
   
3) Management/Personnel Pool: 15.4(2)e 8
  Item: The swimming pool and/or spa water shall be tested for total alkalinity at least once in each week that they are open for use. The swimming pool and/or spa shall be tested for calcium hardness at least once in each month that they are open for use
   
4) Management/Personnel Pool: 15.4(2)e 8
  Item: At least once in each month that a swimming pool and/or spa is open for use, the facility management shall submit a sample of the water(s) to a laboratory certified by the department of natural resources to be analyzed for total coliform (and pseudomonas in spas only)..
   
5) Management/Personnel Pool: 15.4(2)a(4)
  Item: The swimming pool shall be closed if the ORP is less than 660 mV or greater than 880 mV.
  Comment: Water tested ok today. Recalibrate the ORP to reflect it being within a normal range.
   
6) 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.
   
7) Safety Pool: 15.4(4)n(1)6 22
  Item: The door of all rooms that store chemical shall be secured in an open position whenever the room is occupied and locked closed when the room is not occcupied.
   
8) Safety Pool: 15.4(4)n(1)1 22
  Item: A chlorine gas room or building shall have an airtight exhaust system which takes its suction near the floor and discharges out of doors in a direction to minimize the exposure to swimming pool patrons. The system shall provide one air change every four minutes
   
9) Safety Pool: 15.4(4)h 18 and 19
  Item: All drains shall be VGB compliant and within their life expectancy date
  Comment: Unknown date of instillation. Please replace.
   
10) 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.
   
11) 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).