Thanks so much for the help! That's good to know about the slack.
What I meant was, I though my pool balance would be showing something other than 0 after a of mining day even if I won't see a payment for some time. I will give the new miner a try and leave it running until at least one block is forged by the pool. (and will check the Slack if I have any more issues.)
@BibbityJibbity I tried GPU mining with the Nvidia miner (2 1070s and 3 1060s) and I actually saw an instance where I found a block, but this has not been reflected by a reward in my wallet yet. How long should this take?