.... "Choose a Network" still recycles (little ferris wheel) every 10 seconds...is that normal?
Try a Reset of your iPad... you will not lose any data or settings...
Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button and the Home button at the same time for at least ten seconds, until the Apple logo appears. Release the Buttons.
Does the little wheel after "Choose a Network" in wi-fi settings continue to recycle every 10 seconds? I didn't notice that it did that before.
I'm staying on the network but it seems to be searching constantly.
The "wheel" appearing every 10 seconds in Setting > WiFi is completely normal. The iPad Is simply updating its list of possible networks every 10 seconds. This is standard practice; the Mac does this too.