For starters, how hard is your water? If you do not know, please buy a HACH 5B test kit, test and let us know. What size is your system? What are the dimensions of the tank? I will be glad to post the programming guide for this unit once you get us the basics. Congrats, the WS-1 is a great system.
In general, you should only have to put salt in it, and clean the brine tank every few years. I would also recommend sanitizing the softener since its cleanlieness is questionable.