Repairing vinyl pool liner

While buttoning up my 5 year old Doughboy above ground pool for the winter, I noticed that the liner had puckered in the area immediately around the filter outlet. Closer inspection revealed that it had become somewhat brittle and is showing signs of cracking. The color (actually the lack of color) suggests that it may be a victim of the automatic chlorinator.
Replacing the liner is a major pain in the a**, not to mention expensive, so I'd like to avoid it if I can. Since the damage is limited to approximately an 8" circle and the rest of the liner appears to be in fine shape, is there a relatively simple way to repair this? Perhaps by simply cementing a piece of vinyl over the damaged area?
-Mike
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Mike your right the brittleness is coming from the chlorine and the sunlight combined. If I were you I would unscrew the skimmer bezel from the inside of the pool and put a patch over the whole area say 12X12 rounding the corners, doesn't have to be a circle but it can be. Get yourself a ;aminate roller if you can to flatten out the patch. Then fasten the bezel with a new seal if needed then cut out the inside of it. Should last for a longtime
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