Texmo Industries Est. 1956

Submersible Pump Buyers Guide

Borewell Submersible Pumps gain their name due to the fact that they are installed in a borewell and are fully submerged in the water and pump water to the surface via their hermetically sealed motor.

In this guide you will find:

  • What are borewell submersible pumps used for?
  • What is the right borewell submersible pump for you?
  • Is a borewell submersible pump the right option?
  • Installation information for a borewell submersible pump

What are Borewell submersible pumps used for?

Borewell submersible pumps are used for the following applications:

  • Domestic and community water supply
  • Irrigation for agriculture
  • Cattle farms
  • Cooling water circulating systems
  • Fire-fighting systems
  • Other uses like fountains etc.

What Borewell Submersible Pump Do I Need?

The type of Borewell pump you need depends on the tasks you are hoping to carry out with it. First you will need to define what area is best suited for you.


If you are looking for a Borewell pump to use domestically then the likelihood is that you will be using it for your water supply.

Typically you will be looking for a power of up to2 HP if this is for your own water supply, or a power of 3 – 7.5 HP if it is for a larger community.

Examples of a good domestic submersible pump would be:

  • TRT 330 S + ST007, TBRT 610 HS + ST007-R – 80 mm Borewell submersibles
  • TRF 710 HS + SF007, TRF 530 HS + SF015 B– 100 mm Borewell submersibles


Typical applications for Borewell Pumps in agriculture are for irrigation and to provide water for cattle farming.

Typical power ranges for agricultural borewell pumps are 3 to 25 HP. Examples would be:

  • TRF 1525 + TF022, TBRF 1537 + TF037, TMF 6012 + TF037 – 100 mm Borewell submersibles
  • TRS 3015 FSI + TS037, TMS 6020 Z + TS187 ZX– 150 mm Borewell submersibles


Typical applications for Borewell Pumps in agriculture are for irrigation and to provide water for cattle farming.

Typical Applications for Borewell Pumps in Industries are the water resource and pumping the water to the sump. Typical power ranges for Industrial Borewell agricultural borewell pumps are 3 to 25 HP. Example products would be:

  • TRF 725 H + TF022, TBRF 1060 + TF045 H – 100 mm Borewell submersibles
  • TRS 3015 FSI + TS037, TMS 6020 Z + TS187 ZX,– 150 mm Borewell submersibles

For an exact match on the pump for your requirements, use a pump selector like the one we have here.

When is a Borewell Submersible Pump Not Right for Me?

There are often times when a borewell submersible pump might not be the most suitable option for the job. The following situations may mean that a borewell submersible may not be suitable:

    When the borewell has more probability of collapsing due to soft sand/mud
  • A borewell that has a possibility of collapsing can make the pump sink or fall in as well. Then retrieval of the pump may become near impossible
  • At certain locations, finding professional help in times of maintenance or repair is very difficult and may make removal and re-installation of the pump very onerous. Therefore maintenance becomes an issue
  • In certain areas, borewell submersible pumps are barred for usage by the local and state governments
  • To overcome the above, we have other options available.

Alternatives to borewell submersibles:

Alternatives to Borewell Submersible Pumps

Centrifugal Monoblock

For domestic applications, these are an alternate option but come with a limitation of suction to less than 200 feet. If the source of the water is less than 200 feet, then this is the most suitable pump. Pump operates on dry ground, easy to access and maintain, and costs less than a borewell submersible pump. This cannot be an option if the source of water is more than 200 feet. Further, these will consume a lot of power since their efficiency cannot match borewell submersible pumps.


For low-yield borewell, domestic and agricultural applications, this provides a very good option if the source of water is at less than 450 feet. The disadvantage is that this consumes a lot of time and power. So although this is a limited option, compressors can be opted for in case of government restrictions on borewell submersible pumps or new borewell in general.

Comparisons have been provided to help you make your decision:

Installation Information

Borewell submersible pumps should be installed by certified and experienced technicians only and should comply with manufacturer, EB, and government bodies (local, state, and central) safety guidelines.

For reference we have provided a step-by-step guide, which explains the process of borewell pump installation in simple terms.