Well as Winston Churchil said: "Never give up, never, never give up". So to day I called Colonial to make an appointment but instead spoke to a technician, James, who walked me thru the whole thing. From disconecting and checking the filter, blowing out the line to the tank etc. Now I had already checked the pump and the glass on the filter. They were fine, however, I did not disconnect the filter from the pump's intake. If I had done that I would had noticed that I did not thread the hose correctly when I placed it back on the other day. I rethreaded it correctly and the pump worked fine. While I was at it I did make sure the filter was working properly and that there were no hairline fractures.
Bottom line it is all working well.
Again thanks to everyone for there assistance.