...rebellion.” There was a bank loan that had to be paid back and problems with electricity supply and the sewage system ensued. Many homeowners were not paying the monthly community fees and there was division among residents. One of the first steps that the ... new president took was to restrict the use of the pool to those who were up to date with community fees. This led to a knock on the door one Sunday morning, Alfons recalls, from the Guardia Civil, who had received calls from residents asking Alfons to ... be “more lenient.” The case ended up going to the high court in Madrid. Eventually people started to pay community fees again and the all important swimming pool was available once again to everyone. “We came here to retire and relax,” Alfons jokes.