Loving that submersible pump for the ice water loop!
I'm glad you posted this because I think with some additional fittings I can use the Chugger pump for this purpose (recirculating ice water through the chiller).
I had a submersible pump at one point, but it died on me pretty fast and I never ended up replacing it.
However, once you have grasped all the new tasks and responsibilities that you need to attend to, you shouldn't be that disappointed.
Yeah, you're probably right. After the pump though, I don't think I can handle any more new brewing related tasks or responsibilities. Sometimes, it really does start to feel like a chore.