I've got a 1HP Hayward SuperPump (115 volts). In the past I just plugged it into a 2 outlet prong that I had in my backyard. That ran seemingly fine without issues (I did have some issues, but I'm pretty sure it was just the outlet itself). I'm redoing my patio now though and am running a new electrical line.
I got 2 quotes for the electric from 2 different electricians. One electrician sent me his quote and used the same setup I had before with a 20 amp circuit line going to 2 outlets (one of which I can plug my pump in, and the other I can use for my Dolphin cleaner, or stereo...). The other electrician's quote however had 2 separate 20 amp circuit lines being run. One of these lines were dedicated for the pump, and the other ran to 2 outlets. It was $300 higher though.
So, my question is, do you typically dedicate an entire 20 amp circuit just to the pump? Do I need to go for that quote? Or is the other one fine?