Okay, I am starting a new thread about my leak because I have now done more investigating and have gathered more information. I'm going to try and keep it short and to the point so I can figure this thing out, it's driving me crazy.
Well, I've done several bucket tests and at first I wasn't even sure that I had a leak, but now I'm sure that I do in fact have a leak and it's getting worse!
I ran my pump on high for 24 hours and the pool level dropped like a stone! 2 inches in 24 hours, pump started sucking air. So I turned my pump off completely and let the pool set for 3 days. The pool level kept up with evaporation only, held pool level pretty well.
So this indicates to me that I have a suction side leak, correct? My PB says the opposite (pressure side).
By the way, I have checked all of the obvious things like the pump lid, etc. I have taken apart all O-rings and re-lubed, etc. When on high, there is air bubbles in the pump chamber, they never clear. This is worse after I clean the cartridge because there is obviously more flow (suction). This also indicates a suction side leak to me.