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: Sure Stay Hotel
Address: 3315 Southgate Ct SW
Cedar Rapids, IA  52404
Person Contacted: Chintan
Title: Owner
Registration No: SP57-098-100
Type: Routine

Water Quality Information
Name: Indoor Pool < 1500 sq ft
Registration No: SP57-098-100
Area (Sq. ft.): 392
Volume (Gallons): 11681
Filter Type: Sand
Filter Rate: XX
Turnover Rate: XX
Chlorine (Free): 0
ORP: 467
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
Chlorine (Combined): 0
Bromine: NA
Pool: 2-18ppm Spa: 4-18ppm
Water Quality Information (continued)
Cyanuric Acid: NA
Must be less than 80 ppm
pH: 7.8
Pool and Spa: 7.2ppm-7.8ppm
If less than 6.8 or greater than 8.2 = closure
Total Alkalinity: 70
Calcium Hardness: 620
Temperature (F): XX
Spa must not exceed 104°
Type of Disinfectant: Chlorine
Disinfection make and model: Infinity
Drain Cover make and model: Aquastar 10" Round
Drain Cover exp. date: 6/10/2024
CPO exp. date: NA

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

Notes: :
Routine inspection today.
Inspector closed pool due to violations listed below.
Call or email inspector for reinspection after all violations below have been corrected, and prior to reopening the pool.
319-892-6026 diane.midcalf@linncountyiowa.gov

# Section Reference Ref. Page
1) Management/Personnel Pool: 15.4(6)a 23
Spa: 15.51(5)a 16
  Item: Certified Pool Operator required
  Comment: Facility shall have a CPO on staff at least 10 hours per week, post their valid CPO certificate in filter room, and have an in-person conversation with inspector.
2) Management/Personnel Pool: 15.4(2)e 8
Spa: 15.51(2)e 11 and 12
  Item: Not tested/recorded as often as necessary in Operation Records
  Comment: Upon arrrival, the pool was open, but the water had only been tested once in the least 64 hours. Water chemistry shall be tested 30 min prior to opening and every 4 hours thereafter as long as the pool is open.
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.
  Comment: Document manual tests AND readings from controller
4) 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: Upon arrival, pool was open and ORP was at 467 ppm. ORP shall be between 660-880 mV
5) Filtration/Recirculation Pool: 15.4(1)b(4) 8
Spa: 15.51(1)e 9
  Item: Skimmer shall have an easily removable basket/screen upstream from any valve and have a Self-adjusting weir in place
  Comment: Weirs are absent. Replace.
6) Water Quality Pool: 15.4(2)f 11 and 12
Spa: 15.51(2)f 12
  Item: Each facility shall have functional water testing equipment for free chlorine and combined chlorine, or total bromine; pH; total alkalinity; calcium hardness; and cyanuric acid
  Comment: Order a new test kit with DPD powder for chlorine testing at 0.2 increments
7) 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: Pool water tested at 0 ppm Chlorine. Free Chlorine shall be between 1ppm-8ppm.
8) Water Quality Pool: 15.4(3)b(1) 12
Spa: 15.51(3)b(1) 12
  Item: The pool or spa shall be clean
  Comment: An abundance of mold is present on floor of pool. Clean pool, remove mold.
9) Safety Pool: 15.4(4)b(2) 13
  Item: Pool ladders, ramps, handrails, and grab rails shall be securely anchored.
  Comment: Ladder is loose. Tighten.
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.
  Comment: One binder should have the Emergency Action Plan and sign off sheet, with the pool logs. operations manual, bacterial analysis sheets. drain cover information, etc. A seperate binder should have the SDS sheets and sign off sheet.
11) Safety Pool: 15.4(4)m(2) 17
  Item: Fully submerged lighting in a pool or spa shall be in working order.
  Comment: Submerged light is not working. All submerged lighting shall work.
12) Safety Pool: 15.4(4)m(1) 17
  Item: Above ground lighting in a pool or spa area shall be in working order
  Comment: Only 2 overhead lights out of 12+ are working. All lights 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).